Joyce, Worra: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT and UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
September 10, 2012
DURHAM, N.H. – Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, N.H.) of the field hockey team and Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.
Kellie Joyce, field hockey
Kellie, a sophomore midfielder from South Pomfret, Vermont, led the UNH field hockey team to a 1-1 record last week with a five-point weekend in which she recorded two goals, including a game-winning tally, and an assist to extend her point-scoring streak to three games.
As the stick-stop, she set up the Wildcats’ penalty-corner goal that gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead in the 46th minute against second-ranked Syracuse University (Sept. 7; 3-2 loss); she also played an instrumental role in minimizing SU’s high-powered midfield.
In the Sept. 9 game at College of the Holy Cross, Kellie scored consecutive goals – nearly 30 minutes apart at 10:51 and 40:42 – to break a 2-2 tie and spark UNH to an 8-3 victory. Both the two goals and four points marked career highs.
Through five games this season, she has recorded eight points on three goals and two assists; with those numbers, she ranks third on the team in all three statistics, and she is tied for third in shots (10).
Kellie was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Academic Squad, America East Academic Honor Roll and All-Rookie Team in 2011. She started all 22 games and recorded two goals and three assists for seven points.
Travis Worra, men’s soccer
Travis, a sophomore goalkeeper from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was honored as America East co-Player of the Week for his efforts at last weekend’s Smith Barney Classic in which he recorded two shutouts – his second and third shutouts of the season. He made six saves in a scoreless tie against Niagara University, followed by four saves vs. Central Connecticut State University in a 2-0 victory to lead the UNH men’s soccer team to co-champions of the tourney.
In four games this season, Travis is unbeaten at 3-0-1, including 2-0-1 in OT, and has allowed only one goal for a 0.22 GAA and .957 save percentage; with those numbers, he is atop the America East conference leaderboard in GAA, save percentage and shutouts. He also shut out Michigan State (Aug. 26) in a 1-0 double overtime victory on the road and backboned the Wildcats to a 2-1 double overtime win at Penn (Sept. 2).
Last year, Travis played in 17 matches with 16 starts and was named to the America East All-Rookie Team. He compiled a 7-8-2 record with a 1.13 GAA, .753 save percentage and five shutouts to ranked third in the conference in both GAA and saves (61) as well as fourth in shutouts.
Kirstyn Corder, women’s soccer
– America East Rookie of the Week
Taylor Dunklau, volleyball – America East Setter of the Week
Meg Flatley, field hockey –
America East Rookie of the Week
Morgan Thatcher, volleyball – America East Player of the Week
Travis Worra, men’s soccer
– America East co-Player of the Week
Friday, September 7
Field hockey: #2 Syracuse 3, at UNH 2
Volleyball: Holly Young Invitational at UNH
at UNH 3, Holy Cross 0
Women’s soccer: at UNH 2, Rhode Island 2 (double overtime)
Men’s soccer: UNH 0, Niagara 0 (double overtime) [at UVM]
Saturday, September 8
Volleyball: Holly Young Invitational at UNH
at UNH 3, Central Connecticut State // William & Mary 3, at UNH 2
Football: at Minnesota 44, UNH 7
Sunday, September 9
Men’s soccer: UNH 2, Central Connecticut State 0 [at Vermont]
Field hockey: UNH 8, at Holy Cross 3
Women’s soccer: at Providence 2, UNH 1 (double overtime)
Tuesday, September 11
Volleyball at Bryant, 7 pm
Friday, September 14
Women’s cross country Pre-Conference Meet, 1:15 pm [College Woods]
Men’s cross country Pre-Conference Meet, 2 pm [College Woods]
Field hockey vs. University of the Pacific, 7 pm
Volleyball vs. Brigham Young, 5 pm [at George Washington]
Women’s soccer at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Saturday, September 15
Football vs. Central Connecticut State, 12 pm
Men’s soccer vs. UMass, 7 pm
Volleyball at George Washington, 10 am // vs. Princeton, 5 pm
Sunday, September 16
Women’s soccer at UMass, 1 pm
Field hockey vs. Northeastern, 4 pm
Tuesday, September 18
Volleyball vs. Harvard, 7 pm
Men’s soccer at Rhode Island, 7 pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH men’s cross country team did not race last week.
- UNH returns to action Sept. 14 (2 p.m.) when the Wildcats play host to a Pre-Conference Meet at College Woods.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH women’s cross country team did not race last week.
- UNH returns to action Sept. 14 (1:15 p.m.) when the Wildcats play host to a Pre-Conference Meet at College Woods.
FIELD HOCKEY (2-3 overall, 0-0 America East)
- The 24th-ranked UNH field hockey team battled to the final horn against second-ranked Syracuse University but came out on the short end of a 3-2 score at Memorial Field. The Wildcats rebounded to upend Holy Cross, 8-3.
- Redshirt freshman forward Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.), who was honored as America East Rookie of the Week, extended her goal-scoring streak to three games with one against Syracuse and two vs. Holy Cross; the two goals and four points marked career highs.
- Sophomore midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) recorded four points with a goal and two assists to extend her point-scoring streak to three games. She tallied a personal-best three points (1g, 1a) at Holy Cross.
- Junior forward Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) also extended her point-scoring streak to three games. She had an assist vs. SU, followed by a goal and an assist at HC. Richard is tied with Flatley for the team lead in goals (four) and is first in points (11).
- Senior forward Claire Grogan (Canton, Mass.) recorded her first collegiate points with a goal at Holy Cross.
- UNH fell behind 1-0 to Syracuse but goals by Flatley (at 9:33) and Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.; 45:42) gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. SU rallied with the game-tying goal in the 65th minute and the winner with 54 seconds to play.
- The ‘Cats improved to 2-0 on the road with the 8-3 win at Holy Cross; UNH has outscored the opposition 17-4 in those two games. After taking an early 1-0 lead, the Wildcats fell behind 2-1 before scoring six consecutive goals.
- UNH returns to action this weekend with two home games. The ‘Cats play host to University of the Pacific on Sept. 14 (7 p.m.) and Northeastern University on Sept. 16 (4 p.m.).
FOOTBALL (1-1 overall, 0-0 CAA)
- The 14th-ranked UNH football team surrendered 35 consecutive points in a 44-7 loss at FBS school University of Minnesota.
- Sophomore quarterback Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.), who was forced into action when redshirt freshman Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) was injured on the second play from scrimmage, went 18-for-34 for 158 yards, all of which marked career highs.
- Sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) was the top target with six catches for 61 yards.
- Sophomore running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) was the leading ground gainer with six carries for 34 yards.
- Junior defensive end Cody Muller (Telford, Pa.) recorded a career-high seven tackles, including a sack, as well as a forced fumble.
- UNH’s lone score was a Chris Setian (East Longmeadow, Mass.) 5-yard run that lifted the ‘Cats within 9-7 with 34 seconds remaining in the first quarter. UM responded with a TD 11 seconds later and methodically pulled away.
- UNH plays its home opener Sept. 15 against Central Connecticut State University. Opening kickoff at Cowell Stadium is 12 p.m.
MEN’S SOCCER (3-2-1 overall, 0-0-0 America East)
- The UNH men’s soccer team went unbeaten last week (1-0-1) at the Smith Barney Classic at the University of Vermont to earn the title of co-champions. The Wildcats did not allow a tourney goal with a 0-0 tied vs. Niagara University and a 2-0 win against Central Connecticut State University.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) stopped all 10 shots he faced during the weekend, including six in the double overtime tie, to record his second and third shutouts of the season.
- Worra was joined on the All-Tournament Team by senior forward Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) and junior midfielder Robbie Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.). Thomas set up Hussein’s game-winning goal vs. CCSU that gave the ‘Cats a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute. Palumbo recorded a team-high five shots vs. Niagara and finished with seven shots in the tourney.
- Freshman midfielder Angel Maldonado (Lennox, Calif.) scored his first collegiate goal when he gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute.
- The men’s soccer team returns to action Sept. 15 at home vs. UMass. Game time at Bremner Field is 7 p.m.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-4-1 overall, 0-0-0 America East)
- The UNH women’s soccer team went 0-1-1 last week with a 2-2 tie in its home opener vs. the University of Rhode Island (Sept. 7 at Bremner Field) and a 2-1 loss at Providence College in double overtime.
- Freshman midfielder Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kan.) leveled the score, 1-1, vs. URI in the first half off a pass from sophomore back Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.).
- Logue, with the assistance of freshman midfielder Alex LaPorta (Denver, Colo.) and Corder, sent the game into the extra sessions with a game-tying goal in the 89th minute.
- Corder was named America East Rookie of the Week for her three-point weekend. Through six games, she leads the team in points (six) with two goals and two assists.
- Junior goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) stopped six shots in the tie vs. CCSU. She was credited with three saves in the double OT loss at Providence.
- Sophomore forward Brianna Spilter (Montoursville, Pa.) scored her first collegiate goal when she lifted UNH into a 1-1 tie at Providence in the 31st minute.
- UNH returns to action Sept. 7 for its home opener against the University of Rhode Island. The ‘Cats then travel to play Providence College (Sept. 9).
VOLLEYBALL (4-6 overall, 0-0 America East)
- The UNH volleyball team went 2-1 last week at its Holly Young Invitational tournament to finish as tri-champions. The Wildcats swept Holy Cross (3-0) and outlasted Central Connecticut State in a five-set match before closing with a five-set loss to William & Mary.
- Junior right side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and senior libero Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.) were named to the All-Tournament Team.
- Thatcher, honored by America East as Player of the Week, amassed 56 kills (4.31 per set) with a .273 hitting percentage in the three matches. She recorded a career-high 23 kills as well as five blocks to lead UNH to a five-set comeback victory vs. CCSU. Thatcher leads UNH in kills this season with 142.
- Schnepp backboned UNH’s defensive effort in the tourney with 70 digs, including 28 vs. CCSU followed by 26 against William & Mary.
- Freshman outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) also had a solid tournament with 36 kills, including a personal-best 14 against both CCSU and William & Mary, and a .225 hitting percentage. Through 10 matches, Forrest ranks second on the team in kills (101).
- Sophomore setter Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.), who has been named America East Setter of the Week all three weeks this season, averaged 10.85 assists and 2.08 digs per set at the Holly Young Invitational. Dunklau recorded a career-high 61 assists as well as 12 digs in the 3-2 victory vs. CCSU. She quarterbacked the ‘Cats to a .226 hitting percentage in the three matches.
- UNH returns to action at the George Washington Invitational on Sept. 14-15. The Wildcats play Brigham Young in the opening match, then play the host school and Princeton in Day 2 action.