Stanford junior Andi Sullivan and BYU senior Ashley Hatch made their national team debuts with the USA in its 4-0 win over Switzerland. They were among five players who made their international
"They deserved some playing time based on how they trained," U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis said. "That's the messaging -- how well you do in training gets you playing
This is the third fall in a row that Ellis has brought in college players. Virginia's Morgan Brian and Emily Sonnett played in 2014 and 2015 and are now expected to be key players
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. THIS WEEK'S SOCCER AMERICA TOP 25 --
There was no change in the top five in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly
rankings. West Virginia remained No. 1 while Georgetown, South Carolina, Stanford and USC, which all won last week, followed. Top 25: bit.ly/2d4Uj0u THURSDAY NIGHT -- No. 7 Florida State extended its unbeaten streak
to 31 games with a 1-0 victory in overtime over No. 6 Duke. A header by Kaycie Tillman in the 98th minute gave the Seminoles the win.
-- Second-half goals by Jordan DiBiasi and
Averie Collins gave No. 4 Stanford a 2-0 victory over No. 22 Colorado, handing the Buffaloes their first Pac-12 loss after six wins. Stanford, Colorado and USC are tied for first place with a 6-1-0
The Cardinal was playing without two starters, Sullivan and goalkeeper Jane Campbell, both with the women’s national team.
Week 10, Top 25 Matchups: SATURDAY
21 Northwestern vs. 20 Minnesota SUNDAY
4 Stanford vs. 23 Utah
California vs. 22 Colorado College Soccer: On the Air MILESTONES -- Cal State Northridge
set a school record
when it beat UC Riverside, 1-0, for its 13th shutout in 17 games. The Matadors rank third in the country with a goals-against-average of 0.38. LEADER BOARD --
Alexis Pelafas set a Central Michigan record
when she scored both goals in a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Ohio, becoming the program’s all-time leader in single-season goals with
15, tied for first in the NCAA Division I ranks.
Leading Scorers PLAYER, TEAM G 1. Ashley Hatch
15 1. Alexis Pelafas
, Central Michigan 15 1. Stephanie Ribeiro
, UConn 15 4. Valerie Sanderson
, Memphis 13 4. Tabitha Tindell
, FGCU 13
Through Oct. 18.