Mia Fishel has been named Pac-12 Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
For the first time since 2018, one team swept the Pac12 Player of the Week Awards as all three awardees came from the UCLA Women's Soccer Program.
Junior forward Fishel, scored four goals, including the game-winning goals in all three of UCLA's shutout victories last week.
She scored two goals in Thursday's 2-0 win at San Diego for her fifth career multiple-goal game.
She has also scored four of UCLA's last seven goals and three of its last four.
Fishel is now tied for the team lead in scoring with seven goals, four game-winning goals, and 14 points.
Fishel collected her second career Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Bermuda Academy, University & College Players Round-Up
LeiLanni Nesbeth 2 Assists
Matthew Moreno & Vishan Patton
Matthew Moreno, Vishan Patton, and their Alicante City Under 19 teammates started the season with a 3 – 2 victory over Mediterráneo.
An early goal from Mediterráneo gave the visitors a 6th-minute lead, H’mida Tayed equalized 10 minutes later slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
Patton scored on the stroke of halftime on his debut after using his pace to connect onto a through ball from Moreno and place it past the keeper.
A mistake on the 53rd minute allowed Mediterráneo through on goal to make it 2-2.
Captain Vicente Ballester Cerda scored on the hour after a strong run into the area to seal a 3-2 win.
LeiLanni Nesbeth and her number one ranked Florida State Women’s Soccer teammates started ACC play at home with a 4 - 1 win over Boston College.
Nesbeth had two assists in the game, after a scoreless first half, Florida State saw success on consecutive corner kicks. Nesbeth placed the first one near post inducing a scramble when Emily Madril sent the ball into the back of the net. The second assist from Nesbeth was placed back post to Lauren Flynn who headed it into the back of the net with no contest.
Ne-Jai Tucker and his Burnley Under 23 teammates claimed their first victory of the Premier League 2 campaign with a 2-0 win away at Southampton.
Sam Unwin came off the bench to put Burnley in front with a header in first-half stoppage time, while Tucker curled in a free-kick with 15 minutes remaining to put the seal on a ‘Super Sunday’ at St Mary’s.
Mia Fishel and her Unbeaten UCLA Women's Soccer teammates recorded their eighth-straight victory and seventh-straight shutout with a 2-0 win at San Diego State.
Junior forward Fishel once again shined in her hometown, scoring the game-winner in the 10th minute. Fishel, who three days earlier scored both goals in a 2-0 win at San Diego, recorded her seventh goal of the year on a rebound after Brianne Riley's shot was blocked. Fishel collected the rebound in front of the goal and slotted it into the bottom left corner past Aztec goalkeeper Alexa Madueno. Riley was credited with the assist, her second of the season.
Nia Christopher and her Towson University Women's Soccer teammates earned its highest single-game goal total of the year in a 6-0 shutout victory at Delaware State to close out non-conference play.
Christopher earned her second multi-goal game of the season, netting two in the 11th and 58th minutes off eight total shots.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Bell & Louisville Win in Overtime
Josh Jones headed home a free-kick from Sander Roed in the 102nd minute to lead Detre Bell and his University of Louisville Men's Soccer teammates to a thrilling 5-4 win over the Syracuse Orange from SU Soccer Stadium.
Louisville got off to a fast start in the conference road opener, netting the match's first goal on a Pedro Fonseca penalty kick in the 18th minute. Syracuse responded to tie the game at one-all before Fonseca converted his second penalty kick of the match in the 22nd minute to place Louisville ahead, 2-1.
Syracuse responded in the 27th minute on a Deandre Kerr goal before each defense settled into entering the half-knotted at two.
Louisville continued to apply pressure on the Syracuse backline out of the break, which quickly paid off in the 46th minute as Camara connected on his fourth goal of the season to take back the lead.
After Syracuse scored to tie the game at 3-3, the Cardinals answered at the 68th minute when Ugochukwu Achara controlled a ball off a failed clear attempt and drove a shot past the outstretched goalkeeper to put the Cardinals up 4-3.
Syracuse responded once again in the 80th minute to send the game into extra time at 4-4.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Bermuda Drawn in U20 World Cup & Olympic Games Qualifiers
CONCACAF has announced that the region’s men’s representatives at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will qualify through the 2022 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship.
Previously, qualification has taken place through a separate CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification tournament which commonly took place in March prior to the Summer Olympic Games.
However, to provide Member Associations with a better opportunity to select their best young players, the CONCACAF Council has approved a new streamlined approach which will link FIFA U-20 World Cup qualification and Olympic qualification to the Confederation’s Regional Men’s U20 Championships, which will take place in the summer starting in 2022.
The CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship will begin with the Qualifiers for 19 Member Associations (all ranked 17 and below in the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Rankings). The draw for the Qualifiers will take place on Friday, September 17th. The 19 participating teams will be divided into three groups of five, and one group of four. More information on the draw is available here.
All matches of the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Qualifiers will be played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from November 5th – 14th, 2021.
Bermuda has been drawn in Group C alongside Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, and Montserrat.
Following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, a total of 20 teams will participate at the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship in the summer of 2022. This will include: the top four teams from the Qualifiers and the region’s top 16 ranked teams (based on the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Rankings) who receive a bye to the Championship.
The 2022 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship will qualify its semifinalists (four teams) to the FIFA Men’s U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 and its finalists (two teams) to the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Tucker & Burnley Fall in Friendly
Ne-Jai Tucker and his Burnley teammates went down 2 – 0 to Port Vale in a training ground friendly.
The Skybet League Two outfit, with a mixed-age side, were looking lively and grabbed a second in the 22nd minute, as defender Aaron Martin turned the ball in from close range, after a low cross into the area fizzed around, before falling to the former Coventry City & Birmingham City center-back.
Despite the hosts' best efforts to get back into the game, Vale stood strong to keep Burnley at bay and secure a 2-0 victory.