Women's Soccer GNAC Preview: GNAC Tournament-First Round vs. Emmanuel (Mass.)

Women's Soccer GNAC Preview: GNAC Tournament-First Round vs. Emmanuel (Mass.)

Albertus Magnus College
Women's Soccer GNAC Preview

#6 Albertus Magnus (8-7-1)
#3 Emmanuel (9-8-1)
Saturday, Nov. 2nd • 12 pm • Boston, Mass.

Postseason Begins
The Albertus Magnus College women's soccer team has earned the sixth seed for the upcoming 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Soccer Tournament and will face third-seeded Emmanuel (Mass.) College in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 2. Kick-off is slated for 12 p.m. in Boston, Mass.    

Postseason Notes

  • This is the Falcons' 12th GNAC postseason appearance.
  • Albertus has an all-time postseason record of 4-8-3.  
  • The Falcons are 1-1-1 all-time against Emmanuel in the postseason. 

2019 Recap

  • Picked to finish 11th in the GNAC preseason poll, the Falcons defied expectations and ended the year sixth out of 13 teams.
  • Started the season 4-2, demolishing Mitchell College and Northern Vermont-Lyndon 10-0 and 11-1, respectively, before defeating conference rival Simmons University, 3-0, in the GNAC opener.
  • Owned a 5-2 record in the month of September.
  • Was 6-3 at home.  
  • Finished the month of October 3-4-1, including victories over GNAC foes Anna Maria, Regis (Mass.), and St. Joseph (Conn.), to go along with a 2-2 tie with Norwich.   
  • Scored 47 goals on the season and had multiple players in the top ten of the GNAC statistical leaderboard.
  • The win against St. Joseph (Conn.) was Coach Nick Wajnowski and Coach John Adams 120th career victory.

GNAC Tournament Schedule

Quarterfinals - Saturday, November 2 (at high seeds)
Match 1: #8 Regis at #1 JWU - 4:00 PM
Match 2: #5 Lasell at #4 Suffolk - 12:00 PM
Match 3: #6 Albertus Magnus at #3 Emmanuel - 12:00PM
Match 4: #7 USJ (CT) at #2 Saint Joseph's Maine - 12:00 PM

Semifinals - Tuesday, November 5 (at high seeds)
Match 5: #4/5 winner vs. #1/8 winner
Match 6: #3/6 winner vs. #2/7 winner

Championship - Saturday, November 9 
Match 7: At highest remaining seed 

This Year vs. Emmanuel

  • The Falcons are 0-1 against the Emmanuel Saints in 2019.

Game (10/02/2019) Emmanuel 2 | Albertus Magnus 0 - BOX SCORE
Quick Highlight: Senior Cassidy Scofield (Shelton, Conn.) recorded her 54th save of the season against Emmanuel.  

Scouting Emmanuel

  • Goals Per Game: 1.89 GPG
  • Shots Per Game: 12.8 SPG
  • Goals-Against Average: 1.36 GAA
  • Save Percentage: 79.0

Emmanuel Player Highlight

  • Natalie Dash is tied for eighth in the GNAC with nine goals, tenth in points (21), and seventeenth in shots (42). She has also recorded three assists on the season.
  • Emmanuel senior Kaylin Deschenes has recorded four goals and two assists to close out a successful collegiate career.

Scouting Albertus Magnus

  • Goals Per Game: 2.94 GPG
  • Shots Per Game: 14.4 SPG
  • Goals-Against Average: 1.54 GAA
  • Save Percentage: 81.5

Albertus Magnus Player Highlight

  • Katherine Raposo (Warwick, R.I.) is tied for second in the GNAC in goals (15), second in points (36), tied for fourth in assists (6), and sixth in shots taken (67).
  • Albertus' Haley Andrews (Prospect, Conn.) looks to continue her stellar sophomore season, which has seen her tally ten goals and eight assists.
  • Cassidy Scofield (Shelton, Conn.) enters Saturday's game with a 1.75 goals-against average and an 81.0 save percentage behind a career-best 98 saves.