The fourth full week of the women’s soccer season is in the rearview mirror. UCLA has established itself as the best team in the sport, earning 28 of a possible 31 first-place votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll and jumping out to a 7-0-1 record. Some of the biggest wins of the week include No. 8 Virginia over No. 5 Penn State, Notre Dame’s 4-2 upset against No. 11 Clemson, and No. 6 West Virginia over No. 20 Princeton.
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Here are the best goals from Week 4 of women’s action.
Rebecca Quinn – Duke
Duke improved to 8-1-0 on the season with a 2-1 victory against Utah. Rebecca Quinn scored the game-winner in the 82nd minute, just 45 seconds after her teammate Kayla McCoy tied the game.
— Duke Women’s Soccer (@DukeWSOC) September 14, 2017
Hailie Mace – UCLA
Hailie Mace made a great run down the middle of the field in the first minute of the second half against Pepperdine, where she was on the receiving end of a great setup from Viviana Villacorta.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 16, 2017
Darian Powell – Marquette
Darian Powell sent a flying header into the net, which proved to be the game-winner in a 2-1 victory against Rhode Island.
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) September 11, 2017
Sam Tran – Stanford
Stanford has been no stranger to our weekly Best Goals of the Week post. The Cardinal have outscored their opponents 26-0 in their last four matches. In Stanford’s 7-0 win against Yale, Sam Tran beat the Bulldogs’ keeper with a header towards the near post.
— Stanford Soccer (@StanfordWSoccer) September 14, 2017
Shannon Horgan – Clemson
Clemson suffered a 4-2 defeat to Notre Dame, but Shannon Horgan’s goal was one of the few bright spots for the Tigers. She sent in a shot from 35 yards out for Clemson’s first goal of the game.
— ClemsonWomensSoccer (@clemsonwsoccer) September 17, 2017
Miranda Nild – California
The Bears won their fourth straight game after a 2-0 win against Oklahoma. She settled a cross with one touch, made a move to her right, then blasted a shot past the keeper.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 15, 2017
Courtney O’Brien – Princeton
Courtney O’Brien scored twice in Princeton’s 3-1 win against New Hampshire, which earned her Ivy League Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors.
— Princeton WSoccer (@PrincetonWSoc) September 11, 2017