Grand Valley State's Kayla Addison Named GLIAC Women's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University junior forward Kayla Addison (Southfield, Mich./Detroit Country Day) was named GLIAC Women's Soccer "Athlete of the Week" after leading the Laker to a pair of conference road wins in Michigan's Upper Peninsula last week.

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GLIAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week:
Kayla Addison - Grand Valley State University

Junior/Forward
Southfield, Mich./Detroit Country Day

Junior Kayla Addison tallied three goals and three assists in the Lakers two shutouts in Michigan’s U.P.  In the 5-0 win at Northern Michigan, Addison scored the opening goal for what would be the game-winner.  She also dished out helpers on two other goals in the win.  Addison struck again against Michigan Tech, landing one goal and passing out an assist.  The junior now has 11 goals and five assists for 27 points this season.

GLIAC Women’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll:   Rebecca Plescia - AU, Rachel McCollum - FS, Kelsea Corns - UF, Amanda Watson - NU, Meagan Augusta - OD, Laura Ivezaj - SV.

2011 GLIAC Women’s Soccer Athletes of the Week: (9/6) Chelsea Lyons - NM; (9/12) Jessica Baker - NM; (9/19) Ashley Botts - GV; (9/26) Ashley Botts - GV; (10/3) Ashley Botts - GV; (10/10) Rachel McCollum - FS;  (10/17) Kayla Addison - GV.

 


 

Ashland Eagles

The Eagles are unbeaten in their last five games after going 1-0-1 over the weekend at Ferguson Field against Northwood and Saginaw Valley State. AU scored three goals in a 17-minute span of the second half to beat the Timberwolves on Friday. Chelsea Hyatt, Kelly Krispinsky and Deanna Gundling all scored for AU and Rebecca Plescia made five saves for the shutout. On Sunday, the Eagles out-shot the Cardinals, 17-5, but the teams played to a scoreless tie. Plescia made two saves for her fourth shutout of the season. She is fourth in the GLIAC in saves (63) and goals against average (1.06). The Eagles are in second place in the GLIAC South and are looking for their first winning season since 2005. Their five league wins are the most for AU since that season. Ashland hosts Ohio Dominican in GLIAC competition on Thursday before traveling to Urbana on Sunday for a nonconference game.


 

Ferris State Bulldogs

The Ferris State University women’s soccer team dropped a pair of decisions on the road in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play this past weekend (Oct. 14 & 16).  FSU fell to Michigan Tech by a 2-1 score on Friday before dropping a one-goal match (1-0) at Northern Michigan on Sunday... With the two setbacks, the Bulldogs drop to 6-7-2 overall and 6-4-2 in GLIAC play... Senior forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) notched her eighth goal of the year in the loss at Michigan Tech... Ferris State was held to only one shot at Northern Michigan, which came from freshman midfielder Stephanie Garland (Macomb) in the second half of the match. Northern Michigan totaled four shots with two on goal... The Bulldogs will finish the 2011 regular season at home with a three-match homestand beginning this Friday (Oct. 21) against GLIAC opponent Findlay. The slated start time is 4 p.m. (EDT) at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids.


 

Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 0-1 last week, losing 1-0 to Ohio Dominican on the road.  On the season, freshman Eryn Weber leads the team with four goals.  Senior Caitlyn Theaker and sophomore Ann Eichman have each scored three goals apiece.

 

Grand Valley State Lakers

No. 3 Grand Valley State is on a 31-game unbeaten streak dating back to 2007 and sit in first in the GLIAC. As a team, GVSU is holding opponents to six shots per game.  Junior Ashley Botts is tied for first in the nation in total goals (15) and points (35), while keeper Chelsea Parise ranks in the top 15 in goals-against average (0.33). A total of 10 different student-athletes have no tallied goals for GVSU and seven of those have two or more. The Lakers close out the regular season with a pair of home contests against Tiffin and Findlay before traveling to Ferris State to end the season.



 

 

Lake Erie Storm

Lake Erie played strong defense on the week but was done in by a lack of scoring, falling to Saginaw Valley State, 1-0, and Northwood, 2-0, last week.  Sophomore Megan Baldacci (Cavecreek, Ariz./Cactus Shadows), currently in the top 10 in saves in Division II, made seven stops to help keep Lake Erie in the match against the Cardinals and had eight against the Timberwolves. Lake Erie honored its lone senior, forward Chelsea Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley) during Senior Day Sunday.  The Storm has just three matches left, all road contests, with one this week at Ohio Dominican University Sunday.    


 

 

Michigan Tech Huskies

Michigan Tech will host Northwood Friday and Saginaw Valley State Saturday in the final two homes of the season. The Huskies split a pair of games last weekend defeating Ferris State 2-1 and falling to No. 3 Grand Valley 3-0. Alyssa Hynnek and Melanie Hoffman scored goals against FSU. Katie Boardman tallied an assist against the Bulldogs and leads the team this season in both assists (four) and points (14). 12 different players have tallied at least one point this season. Tech has scored 10 goals in both the first and second halves this season.


 


 

Northern Michigan Wildcats

NMU finished a two-game home weekend with a 5-0 loss to Grand Valley State on Friday (Oct. 14) and a 1-0 win against Ferris State on Sunday (Oct. 16)…NMU is now 8-4-3 overall and 6-4-2 in the GLIAC…Kim Rietveld scored her third goal of the season and second game winner against Ferris State…Jessica Baker is now 8-4-3 between the pipes… NMU hosts Saginaw Valley State and Northwood this week.



 

Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 1-1 last week, falling 3-0 at Ashland before earning a 2-0 victory at Lake Erie ... Northwood is now 5-8 overall, 4-8 in the GLIAC ... senior forward Amanda Watson (Oregon, Ohio/Clay) made Northwood history with a goal last week ... her unassisted goal against Lake Erie gives her 104 career points, the most in NU history ... she passed Amy Snyder’s old mark of 102 points with the goal ... Watson currently stands with 43 goals and 18 assists in 47 games over the span of her three-year career ... she needs three goals to become the school’s all-time leading goal scorer as well ... fellow senior Tonya Sitney (Brampton, Ont./St. Edmund Campion) netted her six goal of the season as well in the contest.



 

 

Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers extended their win streak and shutout streak to four games with a 2-0 win at Tiffin on Thursday and 1-0 win at home against Findlay on Sunday. The win streak is the longest since 2009, while the shutout streak is the longest since the end of 2008. ODU allowed just three shots by the Oilers, all coming in the game’s final 10 minutes, to run their opponents’ scoreless streak to 397:35 minutes, dating back to Oct. 5 when than No. 5 Grand Valley State (Mich.) scored their lone goal 7:25 into the second half. Sophomore Megan Augusta’s (Lyndhurst, OH) 11-yard strike at the 56:30 mark from the short right wing off the far post was her fourth score of the year and team-best third game-winner. Senior Sierra Patterson (Brecksville, OH) was the offensive spark on Thursday with her second and third scores of the year and 31st and 32nd of her career coming in the fifth and 80th minutes. Her first score with 4:27 on the clock marked the fifth time this season and third straight contest the Panthers have scored in the game’s opening six minutes.



 

Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s soccer team defeated Lake Erie, 1-0 and tied Ashland 0-0 in double overtime over the weekend. The game remained scoreless until ten minutes into the second half of play when freshman Olivia Perrin (Cadillac, Mich.) scored from five feet out on the right side off a pass from senior Sam Echols (Wolverline Lake, Mich. / Wallled Lake Central HS) allowing the Cardinals to defeat the Storm 1-0. Freshman goaltender Laura Ivezaj (Rochester, Mich.) and the Saginaw Valley defense held Lake Erie to no shots on goal for the entire 90 minutes of play. The Cardinals were unable to capitalize on either of their two shots on goal against Ashland, ending the game in a 0-0 tie after two overtimes. Saginaw Valley will be back in action on Friday (Oct. 21) when they travel to Northern Michigan. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 pm.



 

Tiffin Dragons

As of Oct. 12, senior forward Shelly Rogers (Shelby Twp, Mich./Utica Eisenhower HS) was leading NCAA Division II women’s soccer players withe 12 assists this season.

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