What went down in the 11th week of college soccer? The aim each week is to bring you five stories that defined the week in college soccer or help navigate the long road to San Jose and the Womens College Cup. For most of the country, that meant transitioning this week from the regular season to conference tournaments.Seventeen seconds and the best performance of the weekIf you dont know Kelsey Johnson you are really, truly missing out.So began Central Arkansas teammate Jessica Pantusos attempt to explain why the story of the week didnt involve the ACC, Pac-12 or any of the other conferences most likely to fill the field in the College Cup. It only indirectly involved Central Arkansas taking another step toward giving itself the chance to play on those same NCAA tournament fields, the Sugar Bears wrapping up the Southland Conference regular-season title in unbeaten fashion against Northwestern State this past Friday.Johnson started the game for Central Arkansas but came off after just 17 seconds, long before Alex Moores goal put the team ahead or Ashley Smith doubled the lead. But those 17 seconds came after nine months of waiting. Nine months of hoping she would get that chance to play, even as she confronted a reality that made a game inconsequential by comparison. Diagnosed with a benign brain tumor this past winter after suffering lingering headaches following a minor car accident, Johnson had surgery to remove it in May.She hoped all along that she would return to the field for her senior season but was unable to gain medical clearance while undergoing post-surgery radiation treatment, even as she continued with her classes and as a part of the soccer team from the sideline. Until Fridays home finale, that is. Still not fully cleared, she played anyway.I get doubts in my mind and obviously everyones going to think of the worst-case scenario every once in a while, Johnson told Littles Rocks KATV in April. But I have a great feeling Im going to get out there again.No one in the month ahead will get more joy out of being on a field than Johnson did.West Virginia closes out regular season in styleDont even bother trick or treating at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown. If the current residents havent given away a goal in months, what are your odds of getting free candy off them? Not satisfied with just dominating the Big 12, No. 1 West Virginia completed a shutout of the league with a 3-0 win over Oklahoma State this past Friday. Eight conference games, 12 hours of soccer and not a single goal scored against the Mountaineers by a Big 12 opponent.Like any successful defense, some of that is about not having to defend -- the Mountaineers outshot the Cowgirls 26-4. But a lot of it is also just that Kadeisha Buchanan and the rest of the defensive core are just better than everybody else.The Mountaineers face Texas Tech in a Big 12 tournament quarterfinal Wednesday in Kansas City, with the potential for a semifinal against No 24 Oklahoma after that.Florida States not-so-secret weapon returnsEliminating No. 6 Duke in an ACC quarterfinal penalty shootout, a week after beating the Blue Devils at home, enhances Florida States resume. To a small degree that is because of the result itself, officially a draw, but mostly because it presents a needed opportunity to earn more resume points against No. 14 Clemson in Fridays ACC semifinal in Charleston, South Carolina.Now 4-1-2 this season against teams ranked in the most recent RPI top 50, there still appears to be a path for the Seminoles, No. 16 in that RPI release, to swoop in and claim a valuable top-eight seed in the NCAA tournament if they run the table in Charleston. (As there is for No. 16 North Carolina, which had its best week of the season by beating Florida State to close the regular season on Thursday and routing No. 7 Virginia 3-0 in a weekend ACC quarterfinal).No matter where they play their games, the Seminoles will be better for freshman Deyna Castellanos being there rather than in Jordan. Thats where she spent most of October, leading Venezuela to the semifinals of the FIFA Under-17 Womens World Cup (a longer stay than the American entry enjoyed). Castellanos scored five times in the World Cup, tied for the second-most in the event. Factor in her production at Florida State and it adds up to 11 goals in 15 games this fall. The most recent of those was a screamer from 20 yards that tied Sundays game, her first appearance since returning. She was a threat the entire game.USC survives a slip in race for No. 1 seedGeography alone makes a Pac-12 weekend swing through Utah and Colorado a challenge. It is compounded this season by the fact that the Utes and Buffaloes are good teams headed to the NCAA tournament. So No. 4 USC coming out of Thursdays game at (not for much longer) unranked Utah with a 1-1 draw after a potential winner was waved off for offside promised to be only as big a deal as its response warranted.It turns out it wasnt a very big deal.USC kept a firm grip on a 3-0 win at Colorado on Sunday, the first time all season the Buffaloes allowed more than one goal in regulation at home. Alex Anthony scored two opportunistic goals, Savannah Levin scored on a well-executed corner kick and one of the best defenses this side of West Virginia looked the part.That matters because Stanford, South Carolina and West Virginia (in the order ranked in the most recent RPI) have the top three seeds in the NCAA tournament almost locked down. It is the fourth of the top seeds, which come with the chance to host through the quarterfinals, that looks like it is up for grabs.One candidate, BYU, cant do much to help its cause in the final week of the regular season. That leaves USC with one huge opportunity Friday against UCLA, which suffered far more on the road in losses at both Utah and Colorado.Missouri and Florida poised for an SEC sequelTurn on the SEC Network this week (shameless plug), and there is a good chance you will see soccer, all nine games from the SEC tournament on either that network or ESPNU. While the team to see remains No. 2 South Carolina, which closed an unbeaten regular season and swept the conference awards for coach, offensive player and defensive player of the year, the game with the most long-term consequence may be a quarterfinal between Florida and Missouri. Mostly thats because the Tigers couldnt solve the Gators in a 1-0 loss this past week.Had that result gone the other way, Floridas hopes for a top-eight seed in the NCAA tournament would have taken a hit and Missouri would have solidified its case for an at-large bid to the big tournament. Instead, we get to do it all over again with the same stakes. It will feature SEC freshman of the year Sarah Luebbert putting her 10 goals for Missouri up against Savannah Jordans 13 goals. Cheap Broncos Hoodies Store . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. Isaac Yiadom Hoodie . 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Fiedorowicz -- concussionQB Ryan Tannehill -- knee (out)QB Aaron Rodgers -- calfQB Matthew Stafford -- fingerLocksQB: Kirk Cousins vs. CarolinaCousins has been delivering for fantasy owners lately, posting at least two touchdowns in eight straight games. This week, he faces a Panthers defense that ranks 30th against the pass and has given up the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Captain Kirk is in my top five this week.(Others: Matt Ryan vs. San Francisco, Philip Rivers vs. Oakland)WR: Dez Bryant vs. Tampa BayBryant had a rough outing against the Giants last week, but he should rebound this week with a matchup against the Bucs and rookie defensive back Vernon Hargreaves. Bryant should dominate this matchup. Lets hope he does.(Others: Larry Fitzgerald?vs. New Orleans, Michael Crabtree @ San Diego)RB: Devonta Freeman vs. San FranciscoFreeman was a dud in Week 14 and probably made it difficult for fantasy owners to survive the first round of the playoffs. For those who won and advanced, rejoice! Freeman has one of the best fantasy matchups in Week 15 against the 49ers. He may just take you to the championship all on his own.(Others: Carlos Hyde @ Atlanta, Jeremy Hill vs. Pittsburgh, Latavius Murray @ San Diego)TE: Cameron Brate @ DallasBrate had a subpar Week 14 against the Saints. Hes another player I expect to rebound in Week 15. Sunday, he takes on a Dallas defense that has had an issue with tight ends this season, as the Cowboys have given up the sixth-most fantasy points to his position this season.(Others: Eric Ebron?@ New York Giants)FlopsQB: Tom Brady @ DenverBrady goes from facing a good Ravens defense to a great Broncos defense in back-to-back weeks. I know its difficult to bench Brady, but Denver has given up the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Brady is not in my top 12 come Sunday. There are better options out there, and dont be afraid to use them.WR: Kelvin Benjamin vs. WashingtonJosh Norman will shadow Benjamin on Monday night. Normans side of the field is rarely targeted and has been very effective when the ball is thrown his way.dddddddddddd Dont expect a lot of targets for Benjamin in Week 15. No targets = no fantasy points.RB: Mark Ingram @ ArizonaIngram played last week despite a toe injury but did not produce for fantasy owners. It doesnt get much easier this weekend. Arizona is one of the toughest defenses against running backs. The Cards allow the fourth-fewest yards per carry in the league and have given up the fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.TE: Martellus Bennett @ DenverBennett is playing with ankle and shoulder injuries. He takes on a Denver defense that has only allowed the fewest touchdowns (two) to tight ends this season. There are better options this week than the Black Unicorn.SleepersQB: Tyrod Taylor @ ClevelandTaylor will start against the Browns in Week 15. The Browns have allowed the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Allowing 30 passing touchdowns in 14 weeks will do that for you. Taylor will be #ActiveAndAttractive on Sunday.(Honorable mention: Colin Kaepernick vs. Atlanta)WR: Jamison Crowder vs. CarolinaCrowder faces Carolina, a defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to wideouts this year. Crowder has a very favorable matchup against Panthers DB Leonard Johnson. Carolina has given up the fourth-most receiving yards to wide receivers this season as well.(Honorable mentions: Steve Smith Sr. vs. Philadelphia, Tyreek Hill vs. Tennessee, Rishard Matthews @ Kansas City)RB: Bilal Powell vs. MiamiWith Matt Forte dealing with a knee issue, the door could open for Powell to get a lot of work in the Jets backfield. Powell will take on a Dolphins defense that allows over 130 yards per game to running backs, which ranks 30th in the NFL. Im excited to see what Powell will do, if given the chance.(Honorable mentions: Tevin Coleman vs. San Francisco, Isaiah Crowell @ Buffalo, Kenneth Farrow vs. Oakland, Kenneth Dixon vs. Philadelphia, Justin Forsett vs. New England)TE: Ladarius Green @ CincinnatiGreen is getting his share of targets in the Steelers offense. This week, he takes on the Bengals, who have surrendered over 70 yards per game to tight ends, most in the NFL. Cincinnati has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Green is in my top five come Sunday.(Honorable mentions: Antonio Gates vs. Oakland)Good luck in Week 15! Youth NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Gear Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '
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