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Week 5 News and Notes: McDaniel makes turn to October, conference play

(c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
(c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

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This Week's Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 28
Women's Soccer vs. Virginia Wesleyan, 4:00

Wednesday, Sept. 29
Men's Soccer vs. Johns Hopkins, 4:00
Field Hockey vs. Washington (Md.), 5:00
Volleyball vs. Washington (Md.), 7:00

Saturday, Oct. 2
Women's Golf at Susquehanna
Women's Soccer at Swarthmore, 11:00
Volleyball at Muhlenberg, 12:00
Volleyball vs. DeSales (at Muhlenberg), 2:00
Field Hockey at Muhlenberg, 1:00
Football at Dickinson, 1:00
Men's Soccer at Swarthmore, 7:00

Tuesday, Oct. 5
Men's Soccer at Christendom, 4:00

WOMEN'S SOCCER

LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel scored three second-half goals for a 4-0 win at Bryn Mawr on Saturday.

• McDaniel moved into the national poll for the first time since 2017 last week after its win over then-No. 1 Messiah. The Green Terror made its 2021 debut at 16th, according to the United Soccer Coaches poll, while moving to third in the regional poll. McDaniel has continued its winning ways since that debut with two more shutout wins to run its streak to eight in a row to start the season. McDaniel and College of New Jersey are the only Division III teams that have yet to allow a goal in 2021.

• Jules Dotterweich and Sara McDonald both scored their first collegiate goals on Saturday at Bryn Mawr. The defender Dotterweich converted a penalty kick in the 49th minute for her first college points. McDonald, who entered the game with three career assists, found the back of the net in the 51st minute.

• Nine different McDaniel players have scored a goal this season. Hannah Schepers leads the team with six tallies. Maddie Schwartz has three goals and Elena Hincapie has two for the only other players with multiple goals. In total, 12 different players have registered a point this season.

MEN'S SOCCER

LAST TIME OUT: No. 24 Franklin & Marshall used a pair of second-half goals to pull away from McDaniel for a 3-0 win on Saturday.

• Nick Starr added two more goals on Tuesday at St. Vincent. He has scored in two games this season and both times has recorded two tallies. Going back to the 2019 season, the last four games in which Starr has found the back of the net, it has done it a second time in the same game. Furthermore, his only goals this season have come in the Tuesday games. In fact, seven of his 10 career goals have come in Tuesday games. Fortunately for Starr, the Green Terror has three Tuesday games on the schedule in October.

• All six of McDaniel's games this season have been decided in shutout fashion. The team that has scored first in each game has ended up being the only team to score in that game. Saturday's 3-0 Franklin & Marshall victory was the most goals scored in any Green Terror game this season. The first five games had featured two 1-0 losses and a 2-0 loss coupled with a pair of 2-0 wins.

FIELD HOCKEY

LAST TIME OUT: Haverford built a 3-0 halftime lead en route to a 4-1 win over McDaniel in the conference opener on Saturday.

• Mikayla Smith made a career-high 13 saves in Saturday's conference opener at Haverford to extend her conference-high save total to 39 this season. The sophomore has made 30 of those 39 saves in the last four games.

• Tori McArthur became the eighth different Green Terror player to record a goal this season. She was able to find the backboard on a penalty corner in the final minute to break up a shutout late in the game for the second straight contest. On Wednesday, Yeseniah Ortiz broke up a shutout by Shenandoah in the 56th minute.

VOLLEYBALL

LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel dropped both ends of a tri-match at Haverford, falling 3-2 in the conference opener before dropping a 3-1 decision to Stevens.

• Anna Jezerski is currently second in the conference at 4.41 kills per set. The senior hitter has recorded double-digit knockdowns in each of the last 11 matches and eight or more in all 13 outings. She also has four matches with 20 or more kills. The rest of the Green Terror team has four combined double-digit kill outings.

• McDaniel enters the week sixth in the conference with 50 total blocks. Allyson Burgee has recorded at least one block in each of the last 11 matches and has more than one in eight of those 11 outings. She leads the team with 26 blocks and is currently fifth on the team with 48 kills.

WOMEN'S GOLF

LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel finished eighth at Dickinson on Saturday with a round of 468.

• Saturday at Dickinson marked the first time the Green Terror had posted a team score in a round since the fall of 2019. The 2020 spring season was cancelled due to COVID – as was the fall 2020 season. During the spring 2021 season, McDaniel joined the entire conference in playing a limited schedule without enough players to score. The first two rounds this fall had resulted in a round that did not finish because of darkness and a round where a withdrawn player left the team to not score.

• Zoey Nichols, Vaishali Bhatt and Daniela Babich all posted career-low rounds at Carlisle Barracks on Saturday. Nichols's round of 89 was the lowest shot by a Green Terror player since Meg Schlesinger fired an 82 in the second round of the Revolutionary Classic on Oct. 13, 2019.