Army-Colgate Women's Soccer Game To Be Played Wednesday

Army Black Knights

Army Black Knights

Oct. 8, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army-Colgate Patriot League women's soccer match that was postponed last week due to the government shutdown will be played Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4:30 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the Army men's team, who will take on the Raiders at 7 p.m.

Pitch Points:

  • Army (5-5-2, 1-1-1 PL) is coming off a 1-1 double overtime draw with league newcomer and host Loyola Saturday evening.
  • Defending Patriot League Tournament champion Colgate (6-4-0, 2-1-0 PL) suffered its first conference loss over the weekend following a 1-0 road setback at Navy.
  • The defending regular-season champion Midshipmen and American are the only two teams still unbeaten in league play with 3-0-0 marks for nine points.

Army Women's Soccer:

  • The Black Knights are 5-5-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the Patriot League.
  • Army's league win was a 2-1 overtime decision over Bucknell in its conference opener, and its lone league loss was a 1-0 defeat to league newcomer and preseason favorite Boston University, followed by the 1-1 overtime tie with Loyola.
  • The Black Knights are winless in their last three games (0-2-1).
  • Senior Kimberly An leads the Black Knights with five goals and two assists for 12 points, along with a game winner. She ranks second in the league in scoring and is tied for second in goals.
  • Sophomore Katie Holder is next on the team in scoring with seven points (three goals, one assist) and is the leader in game winners with two.
  • Army has scored 15 goals and 10 assists for 40 points.
  • Six Black Knights have scored goals and five have multiple tallies.
  • In goal, freshman keeper Jordan Cassalia has started all 12 games and shows a 1.04 goals against average with three solo shutouts.
  • Army has four shutouts this season and a 1.03 GAA.
  • The Black Knights are tied for second in the league in shots with Navy (178), share third place with BU in goals (15), list fifth in points (40) and are in a three-way tie in shutouts.
  • Army is in seventh place in the latest Patriot League standings with four points (three for a win, one for a tie), and could move as high as fourth place with a win over Colgate.

Army Last Time Out:

  • The Black Knights battled Patriot League newcomer Loyola to a 1-1 double overtime draw. its second overtime match in conference play.
  • Senior midfielder Joey Molacek scored in the 38th minute to knot the score 1-1 following a long cross from sophomore Candace Stewart.
  • Army booted six of its 18 shots in overtime, but could not get one past Greyhound keeper Didi Haracic, who finished with 11 saves, in the first-ever meeting between the two sides at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Scouting Colgate:

  • The Raiders are the defending Patriot League Tournament champions.
  • Colgate (6-4-0, 2-1-0 PL) was knocked from the league's unbeaten ranks by host Navy, 1-0, over the weekend.
  • The Raiders were picked third in the league's preseason poll behind Boston University and Navy. *Colgate's league wins were over Lafayette, 4-1, and Loyola, 3-0.
  • In the latest standings, Colgate is tied with Bucknell (2-2-0) and Holy Cross (2-2-0) for fourth place as all three have six points.
  • Emily Manoogian leads Colgate in scoring with eight points, and all three of her goals are game winners as she shares the league in the conference with six others.
  • Manoogian is one of three Colgate players to tally three goals this season.
  • Colgate has scored 18 goals, along with 14 assists, for 50 points to rank second in goals and scoring, respectively, in the conference.
  • In goal, Erin Cummings and Brenna Mason have shared net duties with each drawing time in six of the 10 games. Mason has allowed just one goal in 369 minutes and shows a stingy 0.24 goals against average, along with two shutouts. Cumming, who has drawn the most time in goal (530 minutes), shows a 1.02 GAA.
  • As a team, Colgate has a goals against average of 0.69 with five shutouts.
  • Colgate ranks second in the league in goals allowed (seven), lists third in goals against average, and is tied for third in shutouts.

Series with Colgate:

  • Army fell to Colgate, 3-2, in last year's game in Hamilton, N.Y.
  • Joey Molacek scored a pair of goals in that match, each time tying the score, but Colgate's Jillian Kinter's goal with three minutes remaining lifted the Raiders to the win.
  • The loss snapped Army's four-game series unbeaten string.
  • Though Colgate holds a 23-10-5 lead in the all-time series that began in 1986, the Black Knights are 4-2-2 in the last eight meetings.
  • Fifteen games have been decided by one goal with Army winning four of the last six.
  • Army and Colgate battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw in the last meeting at West Point in 2011. *Army's last win over Colgate was in 2011 at the Patriot League Tournament with Molacek scoring both goals in the Black Knights' 2-0 opening round upset of the top-seeded Raiders.

How to Follow the Army-Colgate Game:

  • The Army-Colgate match will be video streamed live on Knight Vision, the Black Knights subscription-based multimedia platform available through Army's official website (www.goARMYsports.com).
  • Live stats via GameTracker (navigate to women's soccer schedule page) will also be available on Army's website. *Follow the women's soccer official Twitter handle (@Army_WSoccer) for in-game updates.

Up Next:

  • Army is scheduled to host American Sunday (Oct. 13), Clinton Field, at 1 p.m.
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