Friday, November 5, 2010

Madeline Wideman earns MAC recognition

Freshman Madeline Wideman was recognized by the MAC coaches in being named to the 2010 MAC All-Freshman Team. Madeline was part of a very talented Freshman recruiting class that began their collegiate soccer careers this season at BG. The team is already beginning work towards next year's season and will be looking to continue to strengthen the talent of the team going into 2011.

Click here for the press release regarding Maddie's recognition

Please continue to check back as we will have updates of the team during their offseason efforts as well as updates on clinic schedules and spring season schedules.

Monday, October 18, 2010

BG Rolls on with two Ties and SENIOR DAY

This past weekend the BG Women's Soccer team tied two games, adding an additional 2 points to their name in the MAC tournament standings. The team currently sits in Second place in the MAC West division, tied with Ohio.

On Friday, the team took on visiting Akron in what proved to be another interesting MAC game. The good guys (us of course!) were up on Akron 2-1 going in to half time, but the Zips would find the equalizer mid-way through the second half. Two sudden-death overtime periods could not break the tie and the game ended in a stalemate, despite another good showing by BGSU. Goal scorers for BG were Megan Amann and Madeline Wideman (Z, Wideman, and Katie Stephenson helped out with assists.)

On Sunday, the team battled a fired up Ohio team in another double over time frenzy, again ending in a tie. The team pitched a great defensive effort and shutout in the 0-0 deadlock.

Also on the day, the program celebrated the careers of our four seniors--Alicia Almond, Katie Stephenson, Jackie Tamerlano, and Alexa Arsenault. This group has been tremendously impactful to the program during their time and they have truly left their mark in the most positive of ways. They will be sorely missed.....BUT they still have a lot of work to do because there are great things ahead for us as we move toward MAC tournament time! Check back for some great videos of Senior Day festivities. Picture: The four seniors in traditional Senior Day attire.

The Team next travels to Western Michigan this Friday, Oct 22 and to Northern Illinois Oct 24 for more MAC regular season action.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BG earn another point in MAC play

Last weekend the BGSU Women's Soccer team lost an unfair heartbreaker to rival Toledo on Friday and then traveled to Muncie, IN where they left with a point in hand in a tie over Ball State.

The rival game vs Toledo was again decided by 1 goal (as it usually is), but unfortunately the goal was "scored" by Toledo who were able to hold on to a 1-0 advantage despite much offensive pressure from BG. The lone goal of the game came from a shot which hit the crossbar. The shot appeared to have bounced back into play following the ricochet, but the shot was ruled to have crossed the goal line and the Rockets were gifted a goal that gave them the victory.

On Sunday, the team traveled to Ball State to take on the Cardinals. The game ended in a 3-3 deadlock and felt like another unfair outcome despite good play by the Falcons. Keely Chandler, Jackie Tamerlano, and Alyssa Zuccaro found the back of the net for the Falcons, with assists provided by Sarah Vonderbrink, Kaitlyn Tobin, and Katelyn Turner.

The Falcons next have a two game homestand. Friday Oct 15th the Falcons will take on Akron and Sunday Oct 17th the Falcons will face off against Ohio. As always, admission to home games is FREE.

Video: Pregame rituals during field walk on.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BG scores 4 goals, Come Away empty Handed

This past weekend the BGSU Women's Soccer team suffered two tough losses. On Friday, the team traveled to Eastern Michigan and contributed to an offensive spectacle in a match that saw a total of 10 goals scored. Unfortunately, BG found themselves on the wrong side of the offensive shootout, losing 6-4 to the home team. The team showed perseverance by fighting themselves back into the game after being down by a 2 goal margin twice, but could not find the equalizer in the final minutes when the match was 5-4. Eastern would find the back of the net again as the Falcons pressed forward to force over time. On the day, four different BGSU players scored: Katie Stephenson, Madeline Wideman, Tracy Togba, and Alyssa Zuccaro. Assists were credited to Jackie Tamerlano, Alyssa Zuccaro, Megan Amman, and a duo assist to Stephenson and Wideman on the last goal.

The Falcon's looked to bounce back on Sunday, with a match against defending MAC champion, Central Michigan. The team held CMU scoreless for 80 minutes before the defending champs were able to break the 0-0 deadlock from a corner kick. The Falcons put tremendous pressure on Central in the waning minutes to find the equalizer again (Alicia Almond nearly scored on a 40yd blast), but the effort was perhaps a little too late as Central managed to keep a clean sheet.

The team next travels to Toledo in a rivalry game that is sure to be one for the books. Game time is set for 4:00pm at Toledo. Following the UT game, the falcons will travel to Ball State for their Sunday Match.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BG goes 2-0, and 2 for 2 over the weekend

This past weekend the BGSU Women's Soccer team started MAC play with quite an impressive statement. On Friday the team downed Buffalo 4-0 with an exciting offensive display. Junior Alyssa Zuccaro had her hand in every goal on the day, earning a most deserved hat trick and an assist on Maddie Wideman's goal. Assists on Z's three goals were provided by Megan Amman twice, and by Maddie Wideman. The Falcons posted 2 goals in each half and pitched a shutout from solid defensive play to earn the convincing 4-0 win over the visiting Bulls.

The Falcons repeated their winning ways on Sunday with their 2nd MAC victory in as many games over the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes. The Falcons again held their opponent scoreless by quickly thwarting any offensive threat by the Flashes. Senior goalkeeper, Alexa Arsenault played a very solid game between the pipes to keep the shutout, even pushing a ball that was destined for the back of the Falcon net wide and out of danger to keep the game at 0-0 early on in the match. The rest of the defensive unit did a great job of keeping Kent at bay for the remainder of the day even though Arsenault would end the game with a season high 9 saves.

The Falcon's kept the offensive pressure up and were rewarded for their efforts with less than 10 minutes left to play in the match. The winning goal came with help from defender Emily Rothwell who played a flighted ball up toward Z, who flicked the ball on to Freshman Tracy Togba who timed her run perfectly to receive the ball facing the goal. "Toto" then had the confidence to take two defenders on, beating them both, upon which she calmly placed the ball past the keeper and into the Kent State net. The Falcons erupted in celebration as Tracy found the game winning goal (Game winning assist credited to Z). The team held on to the lead rather comfortably in the wanning minutes and saw their second MAC win come to fruition as a reward for their efforts.

For their outstanding individual displays, Junior Alyssa Zucarro and Senior Alexa Arsenault were named MAC offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively. The honor is most deserving for each of the players, as are the victories that the team put together as a collective group.

The Falcons will next look to Friday's away match vs a very good Eastern Michigan team, and will then take on defending MAC champions, Central Michigan on Sunday. Sunday's game is set to kick off at 1:00pm on BG's home field. Hope to see you on the side lines!

Pictured: Alexa makes a great save to keep the game 0-0 against Kent.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Getting To Know Alyssa Zuccarro

This week, featured Junior Alyssa Zuccaro as part of their "getting-to-know" series of current MAC athletes. Z has been honored as team offensive MVP by her teammates for the past two season's and looks to be in even better form this year. Follow the link below to view the video of Z's interview.


Click HERE to see Z's interview.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Team volunteers at Black Swamp Art Festival

Senior co-captain Alicia Almond reflects on a recent outing by the team to the Black Swamp Arts Festival. The team volunteers time each year at the event as part of our support to the BG community. (Read on to hear more about the event from Alicia!)

"Helping out with the local Black Swamp Arts Festival has become an event over the past few years that our team looks forward to volunteering for annually. We all enjoy giving back to the community to show our appreciation for the support that we have been given. This year was especally enjoyable because a majority of the team was assigned to the tye-dying station where we got to be hands on with kids of all ages. There was a group of girls twisting and tying rubber-bands around the t-shirts, pillow cases, and bandanas, another group was putting tye dye on the items, other girls were bagging the shirts with instructions, and others were "runners" (refilling dye bottles and running back and forth between the tables). Even though the day was filled with scattered showers, there was never a dull moment. The community kept us busy throughout the day, meanwhile, allowing us to show off our creative side for a change. I, personally, was one of the dyers, and it was soooooo much fun! Even though I got a little messy dying my fingers and some of my sweatshirt it was worth every once of color that I took home with me".

Check back often to see what new adventures the BGSU Women's Soccer team takes part in next!