The women’s soccer season is back and in full swing. Six different teams received a first-place vote in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll and nine teams in the top 25 have already suffered a loss.
We’re back with the best goals from Week 2 of the women’s soccer season, featuring game-winners, upsets and overtime goals.
Hailie Mace – UCLA
Hailie Mace’s left-footed strike in the 16th minute was the only goal of the game as UCLA defeated BYU. The Bruins improved to 5-0 with the win.
— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) September 2, 2017
Mace also recorded a first-half hat trick against Santa Clara.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) August 29, 2017
Alessia Russo – North Carolina
North Carolina ran past Auburn 5-0 and Alessia Russo started the scoring with a blast from almost 30 yards out that found the upper-90.
Alessia Russo BURIES this one into the upper 90 to help take down the Tigers pic.twitter.com/kN1H7b0YKK
— UNC Women’s Soccer (@ncwomenssoccer) September 2, 2017
Sh’Nia Gordon, Lauren Segalla – West Virginia
West Virginia handled No. 4 Penn State 2-1 after jumping out to a two-goal lead in the first half. Sh’Nia Gordon finished off a beautiful cross from Hannah Abraham with her left foot for the game’s first goal, then Lauren Segalla chipped a shot over the Penn State goalkeeper’s head later in the half.
— WVU Women’s Soccer (@wvuwomenssoccer) September 3, 2017
Shannon Simon – Washington
The Huskies pulled off a huge upset of No. 2 Florida after Shannon Simon’s goal in the 2nd minute of action. Washington held on for the win.
— UW Women’s Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) September 2, 2017
Jeni Erickson – Clemson
Clemson defeated VCU 1-0 on Friday after Jeni Erickson headed in the game-winner off of an assist from Dani Antieau.
ICYMI | Relive Jeni Erickson’s game winning goal against VCU last night!! pic.twitter.com/VrzIzZ0sFU
— ClemsonWomensSoccer (@clemsonwsoccer) September 2, 2017
Ryan Gareis – South Carolina
South Carolina won a pair of games at the Notre Dame Invitational, and the Gamecocks kicked off their weekend with a 1-0 win over the Fighting Irish in double overtime. Freshman forward Ryan Gareis scored the game-winner in the 102nd minute.
Last night’s game-winner
— Gamecock W. Soccer (@GamecockWSoccer) September 2, 2017
Parker Roberts – Florida
The Gators started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2010 thanks to a 2-1 victory against Syracuse. Parker Roberts scored the game-winner in the 57th minute with a well-placed shot just inside the right post. You can watch the play below beginning at the 0:45 mark.
– to start the season after a – win over Syracuse!
— Gators Soccer (@GatorsSoccer) August 28, 2017
Kyra Carusa – Stanford
Stanford ran away from No. 10 Georgetown 4-0 and Kyra Carusa put the finishing touch on the win with her goal in the 78th minute – her fourth of the season.
— Stanford Soccer (@StanfordWSoccer) September 2, 2017