Doniak Leads Cavaliers To Victory
Blues forward scores twice as Virginia defeats Villanova












W-League Feature

Monday, September 1, 2014

Former LA Blues forward Makenzy Doniak had two goals and an assist as No. 3 Virginia remained perfect in the early season with a 5-0 win against Villanova on Sunday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

The Cavaliers took a 2-0 lead behind goals from Kaili Torres, who tapped home a through-ball by former Dayton Dutch Lions’ W-20 player Alexis Shaffer, and Veronica Latsko, who scored her first goal for the Cavalier after a good turn and shot following a pass from Olivia Hazelrigg.

Doniak then took over after the halftime break. The junior scored her first goal of the day less than three minutes into the second half as she blasted home a through-ball by Brittany Ratcliffe, and then added a second in the 56th minute. The two goals moved Doniak into Virginia’s all-time top 10, where she now sits tied with Lori Lindsay at 33 goals.

Doniak added an assist seven minutes later as she set up Ratcliffe for her third goal of the season on a breakaway.

“We were able to learn some more about our team today,” said Cavaliers head coach Steve Swanson. “This was the first time we played on Sunday after a Friday game. We need to get used to that, especially in these hot conditions because that is what we will see next week in Alabama. We have been looking at different lineups and different roles for each player. At times we showed our quality today, but we still need to work on doing that consistently.”

No. 1 UCLA 2, SAN DIEGO 0: The LA Blues’ Sam Mewis was on target as the Bruins remained undefeated with victory against the Toreros at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles.

The game reached the halftime break scoreless, but 2014 All-League midfielder Sarah Killion created the opening goal in the 56th minute as she stole possession and found her Blues teammate, who fired home from distance. The Bruins added to their lead through Kodi Lavrusky in the 68th minute, and that was enough as UCLA earned a fourth consecutive shutout to start the season.

No. 5 FLORIDA 4, OKLAHOMA STATE 0: Savannah Jordan and Havana Solaun each scored as the Gators took victory against the Cowgirls in Stillwater, Okla.

Former Ottawa Fury player Solaun gave Florida the lead less than three minutes in, but the Gators didn’t put the game away until late in the second half. Jordan, the 2013 W-League Rookie of the Year for the Atlanta Silverbacks, doubled the lead with 16 minutes to go, and Florida then added a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes to earn its third win of the season.

No. 17 PEPPERDINE 1, No. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 0: The LA Blues’ Lynn Williams had the only goal as the Waves took victory against the Tar Heels at Rokus Field in Malibu, Calif.

Williams struck in the 71st minute as she controlled a weak clearance just outside the penalty area and fired a left-footed shot into the top-right corner of the net. The goal was Williams’ second of the season, to go with a pair of assists in four games.

No. 15 GEORGETOWN 5, TOWSON 0: Former LA Blues midfielder Daphne Corboz scored twice as the Hoyas took victory against the Tigers in Towson, Md.

Corboz and Vanessa Skrumbis each scored twice in the first half for Georgetown, as the former Blue opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a low shot into the left corner. Corboz then took advantage of a clever back-heel by Kaitlin Bast to add her second of the game, and fourth of the season.

No. 21 CALIFORNIA 5, PORTLAND STATE 0: The Seattle Sounders Women’s Taylor Comeau and Bay Area Breeze’s Hannah Koski both found the back of the net as the Bears remained perfect with their fourth win of the season at Negoesco Field in San Francisco.

Comeau gave the Bears the lead in the 24th minute as she slipped a finish past the advancing goalkeeper. Koski added a late goal from the penalty spot as the Bears cruised to victory.