St. Bonaventure goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm, a sophomore from Moon Township, Pa., was named NCAA Women's Soccer National Player of the Week after an open Twitter vote of four finalists from around the country. Malcolm picked up 42 percent of the vote against Mara Cosentino of Colgate, Katie Forsee of Portland State and Rachel Morrier of UMass-Lowell.
Last week, Malcolm made 18 saves and did not allow a goal in back-to-back shutouts at Fordham and against Rhode Island. She leads the Atlantic 10 Conference and is third in the nation with 100 saves through 15 games.
UB wrestlers ranked third in MAC
The University at Buffalo wrestling team is ranked third in the Mid-American Conference preseason rankings and three Bulls wrestlers were ranked first or second in their weight classes for the coming season. Jake Gunning, a MAC champion last season is the top ranked heavyweight inthe conference. Ranked second in their weight classes are Kyle Akins (125), Bryan Lantry (133) and Brett Perry (184). Also Joe Ariola is ranked third at 197 and Jason Estevez ranked fourth at 149.
UB which went 11-6 in dual matches last season and won four MAC duals, most since joining the conference. The Bulls will open their season against Cal State-Bakersfield at Alumni Arena on Nov. 2.
Niagara's Casey extends shutout streak in draw
Niagara gained a point in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings and goalkeeper Steve Casey extended his shutout streak to 201 minutes, 11 seconds in a 0-0 draw against Siena in Loudonville on Wednesday. Casey, who ranks in the top five in the NCAA for saves and saves for games, made nine more stops in second consecutive shutout. Casey made four of his saves in overtime.
Siena's Gabby Albano scored in the second overtime, the 109th minute, for a 1-0 victory over Niagara in their MAAC women's soccer match at Niagara Field. Shania van Nuland made nine saves for the Purple Eagles (6-6-2 2-4-1 MAAC).
Fordham scored in the 74th and 77th minute in a 2-0 Atlantic 10 men's soccer victory at St. Bonaventure.