Women's Soccer to Host Capital Invitational Tournament

Women's Soccer to Host Capital Invitational Tournament


Related Links: Tournament Page


COLUMBUS - The Capital University women's soccer team will host an invitational tournament this coming weekend, Sept. 5-6, at Bernlohr Stadium.

Three additional teams will visit the Capital campus for the tournament, including Allegheny College, Baldwin Wallace University, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. 

Friday's games feature Capital taking on Milwaukee School of Engineering at 3:30 p.m., followed by Allegheny facing Baldwin Wallace at 5:30 p.m. Saturday's contests will begin at 1 p.m. with Baldwin Wallace against Milwaukee School of Engineering, while Capital will play Allegheny at 3 p.m.

All matches will feature live stats, while all Capital games will also be broadcasted. For related links and information about the tournament, visit the tournament page link above. 


Allegheny (1-2-0 overall)

The Gators enter the weekend of play having rebounded from beginning the season with back-to-back losses, tallying a 1-0 double overtime win at John Carroll on Sept. 3. 

Leading the way so far this season for the Gators is sophomore midfielder Jessie Thiessen, who leads the team in points (2), goals (1), and shots (6).

Senior goalkeeper Gabby Curtis has started all three games in goal this season for Allegheny, recording seven saves, a .636 save percentage, and 1.21 goals-against average.

As a team, Allegheny has scored just one goal through three games, while allowing a total of four goals over that span. Furthermore, the Gators are allowing 12.3 shots per game to their opponents, while unloading 12 shots of their own per game.


Baldwin Wallace (1-2-0 overall)

The Yellow Jackets come into the tournament having tallied their first win of the season against Ohio Wesleyan (2-0) on Sept. 2, following two defeats through as many contests to begin the season.

A total of three players so far this season are leading the Yellow Jackets with two points and one goal apiece, including sophomore defender Kelly Gough and freshmen midfielders Lauren Haynam and Lauren Poptic. 

Junior goalkeeper Emily Tallmadge has started all three matches in the net this season for Baldwin Wallace, posting 14 saves, a .737 save percentage, and 1.67 goals-against average.

As a team, Baldwin Wallace has scored four goals of its own, while allowing a total of five goals through the first three games of the year. In addition, the Yellow Jackets are averaging 9.3 shots per game, while also recording a .357 shots on goal percentage.


Capital (2-0-0 overall)

After opening the season as the No. 14 ranked team in the preseason NCAA Division III poll, the Crusaders have not dissapointed, opening the year on the road defeating Penn St.-Altoona (3-1) on Aug. 29 and Juniata (Pa.) (2-1) on Aug. 30. 

The season's first NSCAA/Continental Tires National College Rankings was released this past Tuesday, ranking Capital as No. 17 in the national poll.

Capital's season opener against Penn St.-Altoona proved to be yet another step in the right direction for the Crusaders, as freshman midfielder Amanda Kachaylo (Moon Township, Pa.) tallied the first goal of her Capital career off an assist from sophomore forward Becca Cartmill (Temecula, Calif.). 

Cartmill then added two goals of her own, as the Crusaders totaled a 14-10 shot advantage in the win.

The Crusaders win at Juniata was their second in-a-row to open the season, as Kachaylo again found the back of the net, this time off an assist from junior midfielder Maura Fortino (Philadelphia, Pa.). 

Juniata opened the second half of play tying the game at one goal apiece, until Cartmill's third goal of the season, off an assist by Kachaylo, helped Capital notch its second victory.

Junior goalkeeper Kim Leitch (Rocky River, Ohio) has earned both wins in goal this season for the Crusaders, posting seven saves, an .875 save percentage, and 0.67 goals-against average. She is currently second in the Ohio Athletic Conference in save percentage and fourth in goals-against average.

Cartmill's team-best seven points on three goals and one assist earned her OAC Player of the Week honors. She is currently tied for first in the conference in goals (3) and second in points (7). 

Kachaylo is currently second on the team and fourth in the OAC in points (5), while also placing second in the conference in goals (2). 

As a team, Capital is currently second in the conference in goals (5), third in goals allowed (2), and tied for fourth in goals-against average (1.00).


Milwaukee School of Engineering (1-0-0 overall)

The Raiders come into the weekend's slate of games having defeated St. Norbert (Wis.) 4-2 in their first match of the season on Aug. 29.

Leading the way so far this seson for the Raiders is junior forward Caitlin Liddiard and sophomore forward Sara Travia, as they are tied for the team lead in points (4) and goals (2). 

Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Stephens started the Raiders' lone game of the season, recording three saves, a .600 save percentage, and 2.00 goals-against average.

As a team, Milwaukee School of Engineering has tallied 20 shots, nine of them coming on goal so far this year.