Stony Brook's Pfeiffer, Hartford's Galipo Fuel Impressive Wins, Net Weekly Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Stony Brook University and University of Hartford combined to go 3-0-1 over the weekend, which included impressive wins over St. John's and Old Dominion, respectively. Two players that keyed the success are the America East women's soccer weekly award winners for the week ending August 26, which were announced Monday afternoon.
Caitlin Pfeiffer played an instrumental role in Stony Brook outscoring its opponents 6-1 in two games and earned Player of the Week honors as a result, while Elise Galipo tallied four points in her first two games as a collegian to earn Rookie of the Week accolades.
Pfeiffer (Holland, N.Y.) tallied the game-winning score in the Seawolves' 3-0 thrashing of St. John's on Sunday as she blasted a shot just inside the left post in the 36th minute to put her team on the board. The win was Stony Brook's first over a BIG EAST opponent since 1998. Pfeiffer, a junior back, also helped the Seawolves earn a 3-1 win over Monmouth on Friday. She led a back line that surrendered just one goal in two games and held opponents to 13 shots (Monmouth, 8; St. John's 5).
Galipo (Bristol, Conn.) had an impressive opening weekend for the Hawks. The freshman forward scored her team's lone goal in a 1-1 tie against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday as she found the back of the net just 35 seconds before halftime. Galipo then led the comeback against Old Dominion setting up two scores just 73 seconds apart as Hartford came back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game at two. She was then pulled down in the penalty box five minutes later, setting up Caroline Dixon's game-winning penalty kick, in the 3-2 win over the Monarchs.
In addition to the wins by Stony Brook and Hartford, University of Maine, University of New Hampshire and University of Vermont also picked up its first wins of the season. The Black Bears beat The Citadel, 5-1, on Friday, while the Wildcats shut out Central Connecticut State, 2-0, and the Catamounts downed Fairfield, 1-0, over the weekend.
2012 America East Women's Soccer Weekly Award Winners
Aug. 20 - Player of the Week: Brea Hewitt (Boston U.); Rookie of the Week: Aley Leonardi (Stony Brook)
Aug. 27 - Player of the Week: Caitlin Pfeiffer (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Elise Galipo (Hartford)