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Weekly Notes: Women’s Soccer Visits Aquinas Saturday

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
Marygrove (0-6-0, 0-2-0 WHAC) at Aquinas (4-4-2, 1-2-1 WHAC)
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Aquinas College — Grand Rapids, Mich.
Coverage: No in-game coverage

BY THE NUMBERS
1: Did you know the Marygrove women’s soccer program has won one (1) national title? In 2009, the Mustangs’ women’s soccer squad put together a remarkable campaign, going 10-4-2 overall on their way to win the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship. The title run, improbably, would come in the program’s inaugural season.

5: The Mustangs lost a substantial amount of experience due to graduation last season. In all, five (5) Mustangs were lost to graduation or expired eligibility, including the program’s all-time leading scorer Cheyenne York. In four seasons, York amassed an impressive 24 goals and 11 assists in 76 games. York accounted for eight of the Mustangs 12 goals in 2014.

3: Three (3) Mustangs have combined for the team’s four goals this season with freshman midfielder/forward Allison McDowell (Novi, Mich./Novi High School) pacing the offense with  a pair of goals and assists for six points. Fellow freshman Raven Buck (Westland, Mich./John Glenn High School) and Brandy Lynch follow with one goal each for the Mustangs.

MUSTANG REWIND
This week’s Mustang Rewind takes us all the way back to the 2010 season when the Green and Gold took home the Crimson Wave Invite Championship. Hosted by Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.), the Crimson Wave Invite was won by the Mustangs after the Green and Gold toppled Iowa Wesleyan College and the host Crimson Wave in back-to-back days. Former Mustang Nicole Polite was named Tournament MVP after tallying two goals.

LYNCH SCORES ON SENIOR DAY!
After spending three-plus years as one of the program’s primary defenders, Brandy Lynch (Dearborn Heights, Mich./Crestwood High School) moved forward to an attacking midfielder role on Senior Day, tallying her first career goal in the process against Lawrence Tech on Oct. 3. The goal was also Lynch’s first points in her 48 games played at the collegiate level.

KEMPINSKI TWINS TO THE RESCUE!
Former Marygrove volleyball standouts and twins Kara Kempinski and Nicole Kempinski have joined the women’s soccer team for the fifth and final year of collegiate eligibility. Kara and Nicole played two years of collegiate volleyball at nearby Schoolcraft College before rounding out their careers at Marygrove, and are now enjoying time on a new playing surface in 2015. Kara and Nicole enjoyed stellar volleyball careers in a Mustang uniform, highlighted by Kara’s 2013 WHAC Libero of the Year award.

IT DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER
This Saturday’s (Oct. 10) match at Aquinas begins a stretch of difficult Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contests for the women’s soccer team. After Aquinas, the Mustangs host No. 15 Siena Heights on Wednesday (Oct. 14) before traveling to square off against Davenport, Madonna and Lourdes.

DID YOU KNOW?
Assistant coach Matt Lividini is a former world-class athlete! Lividini enjoyed a brief stint with the San Marino Bobsled team to participate in the Lake Placid and Calgary Olympic games.

SCOUTING AQUINAS
Mariah Otolski paces a balanced offensive cast for the 4-4-2 overall and 2-1-1 in WHAC play Aquinas College Saints. Otolski’s four goals, eight points, accounts for 40-percent of the team’s offense while Casey Westveer Anya Pappas and Hannah Jablonski combine for five goals. In net, the Saints are anchored by Lindsay Armstrong’s 1.31 goals against average and 36 saves overall on the season in nine appearances.

A LOOK AHEAD TO SIENA HEIGHTS
The Siena Heights Saints are one of the top programs in the country after entering the week ranked 15th in the lastest NAIA Coaches’ Poll. Head coach Scott Oliver is back for season 15 on the sidelines for Siena Heights and has led the Saints to a 10-2-0 mark overall and a 3-1-0 record in WHAC action. Taylor Mulder leads an explosive Saints offense with 12 goals and four assists.

SAMPSON CAN RECRUIT!
First-year head coach Worteh Sampson, a former longtime men’s soccer assistant coach, was hired in April 2015 to take the helm of the Mustangs women’s soccer program. With only two months to recruit while high school students were still in class, Sampson took advantage of the brief time period en route to signing a trio of stellar class of 2015 freshmen, including Raven Buck (Westland, Mich./John Glenn High School), Cayleigh Scott (Westland, Mich./Arbor Prep), and Novi’s [Allison] McDowell.

AROUND MUSTANG ATHLETICS
The men’s soccer team breezed past Concordia-Ann Arbor on Wednesday (Oct. 7) to the tune of a 7-0 victory at home in Detroit. Abdoulie Jallow led the Mustangs with a pair of goals and an assist to help the Green and Gold to their best offensive output since the 2010 season.

THE MUSTANG SPORTS NETWORK (MSN)
The MSN is back for another year of live video on marygrovemustangs.com/live, this time with expanded coverage including multiple cameras and added talent!

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