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GNAC Women's Soccer Report: Week 3



Carly Zdanek, Lasell (Sr., F - Newton, N.J.)

Scored four goals with two game-winners in a 2-0 week as Lasell began defense of its eighth straight GNAC Championship. She scored Lasell's first and third goals in a 4-0 GNAC win over Colby-Sawyer, and she tallied second and fourth goals, including the game-winner, in Lasell's 4-1 win over Johnson & Wales in the rematch of last year's GNAC Championship game.


Angela Sanzari, Lasell (Fr., GK - North Haven, Conn.)

Allowed just one goal while making 10 saves in 166 minutes, 53 seconds for a 2-0-0 record, a 0.54 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. She needed to make just one save in 77 minutes in Lasell's 4-0 GNAC win over Colby-Sawyer, and she made nine saves on 10 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over Johnson & Wales in a rematch of last year's GNAC championship game.


Kaylee Francis, Regis (Mass.) (Fr., M/F - Millis, Mass.)

Francis led the Regis offense over the past week with three goals against GNAC opponents, including two in an 3-2 overtime victory over USJ. Francis now leads the team with five goals and 11 total points, and she is tied for third in the GNAC in goals and tied for fourth in points. 


Lexi Gawron, Emmanuel (Mass.) (Jr., GK - South Hadley, Mass.) - Gawron enjoyed a scoreless week in net for the Saints posting a 0.00 GAA over 165 minutes of work. The junior held Newbury College scoreless in 75 minutes of action before notching a shutout win in GNAC play over Albertus Magnus College to go 2-0 on the week and lift Emmanuel to 5-1 on the year for the best start in program history.

Mikayla Guthrie, Emmanuel (Mass.) (Sr., F - North Andover, Mass. )- Guthrie enjoyed a record-setting week for Emmanuel, lifting the Saints to a 2-0 record with six goals. The senior captain netted five goals including the game-winner in a 7-0 victory to tie the EC program record for goals in a game. She added a goal in the Saints 3-0 victory over Albertus Magnus to help move Emmaunel to 5-1 overall for the best start in program history.

Karyssa Lachance, Norwich (Fr., M - Gorham, N.H.) - Lachance continued her incredible streak to start her collegiate career with her sixth straight game scoring a goal with goals vs. Rivier and Anna Maria on the week. She scored the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Rivier and then she scored the first goal in Friday's win over Anna Maria. Lachance's six goals lead the team and rank second in the GNAC. She has been one of the driving forces behind Norwich's remarkable renaissance with a program-record six-game winning streak to start the season and doubled its win total from last season already.

Haley DaGraca, Saint Joseph's (Me.) (Sr., F - Saco, Maine ) - DaGraca singlehandedly lifted the Monks to a come from behind victory over Regis on Wednesday. With her team trailing 1-0, the senior standout proceeded to score three unanswered goals and, in doing so, surpassed the SJC all-time points record with 119 career points.

Adia Grogan, Saint Joseph's (Me.) (Fr., GK - Kennebunk, Maine) - Grogan was a pivotal player for the Monks in a 2-0 week, as the freshman netminder helped keep her team's undefeated record intact by posting a 0.49 GAA and an .833 save percentage in 182 minutes in net. She made four saves in a 3-1 victory at Regis on Wednesday and turned away the only shot she faced in an OT win at Rivier on Saturday.

Mikayla Elliott, Simmons (Sr., F - Lowell, Mass. ) - In two matches, the senior tallied six points on two goals and a pair of assists. The forward assisted on both of the Sharks game-winning goals in a 2-0 week. Elliott netted a goal and assisted on the game winner in a 4-0 win over Rivier University on September 12. The Captain came back the next night to score the first goal and then assisted on a give-and-go that gave Simmons the lead for good with less than four minutes to play in a 2-1 victory over visiting Lesley University.

Julia Hunt, Suffolk (Fr., F - Dedham, Mass.) - Netted a hat trick in the first 17 minutes of play in a 9-0 shutout of Anna Maria. The scoring frenzy marked the first time the freshman forward earned a collegiate point and put away a goal in her college career. She became the first Ram to record a hat trick since Alexandra Nagri'18 scored four goals in the 2017 regular-season finale, a 10-0 offensive onslaught over Mass. Maritime.



1 Kaila Lemmer, NOR Megan Ricci, USJ  Karyssa Lachance, NOR
2 Sydney Rocheville, NOR Katie Bishop-Manning, NOR Jordan Restivo, JWU
3 Carly Zdanek, LAS  Angela Sanzari, LAS  Kaylee Francis, REG 

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience. 

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