Blue Knight Women's Soccer News
Gianangeli Earns UU's 1st MEC Weekly Award
Notre Dame's Defilippo is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and Urbana keeper Taylor Gianangeli is the conference's Defensive Player of the Week. Gianangeli is the first Blue Knight named MEC Player of the Week this fall.
Gianangeli, a junior from Weirton, W.Va., posted two shutouts for the Blue Knights in a 1-0-1 week. After a scoreless draw against Concord in which she made seven saves, she then recorded 14 saves, including one on a penalty kick, as Urbana earned a shutout victory over previously unbeaten West Virginia Wesleyan. Gianangeli is among the national leaders with 71 saves this season. Read More
Blue Knights Strike Late to Steal WinSep. 27th, 2014
The Urbana University women’s soccer team pulls out its first win in the conference against the MEC frontrunners from West Virginia Wesleyan on a sunny Saturday afternoon at UU Stadium. Hannah Rembach converted a penalty kick with three minutes remaining as Urbana held on for the narrow 1-0 victory.
Junior goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli stayed in front of the net for all 90 minutes for Urbana, earning her fourth shutout of the season and seventh since becoming the full-time keeper for the Blue Knights. She ended the game with 14 saves, including an amazing save against a penalty kick in a scoreless game in the first half. Gianangeli has 47 saves in her last 4 contests, landing her amongst the national leaders. Read More
Women's Soccer Nabs Another 0-0 Draw in MEC PlaySep. 24th, 2014
For the second time in a week, the Urbana University women's soccer team nailed down another scoreless draw against a tough conference opponent. On the second straight Wednesday, Urbana returns home with a point after holding the Mountain Lions from Concord University scoreless for 110 minutes.
Junior goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli spent all 110 minutes between the pipes for Urbana, earning her third shutout of the season and sixth since taking over the full-time keeper gig at the start of the 2013 season. It the third double-overtime shutout of her career. The previous two came against her former team, Wheeling Jesuit University. Gianangeli made a game-high 7 saves in the draw. She has 33 total saves over her last 3 contests. Read More
Golden Eagles Blank Blue KnightsSep. 20th, 2014
The University of Charleston women's soccer team blanked the Blue Knights 3-0 in Charleston on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles scored twice before the half and tacked on one more at the start of the second half. Urbana was limited to 6 shots. Freshman Brittany Bryer was the only Blue Knight to get a pair of looks from the field. One of her shots was on goal. The Golden Eagles took 24 shots. UU keeper Taylor Gianangeli was active between the pipes, stopping a season-high 15 shots. Read More
Gianangeli Shuts Out Former Team in 0-0 DrawSep. 17th, 2014
The Urbana University women’s soccer team snapped a 7-game conference losing streak behind the performance of junior goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli on Wednesday night. A transfer from Wheeling Jesuit University, Gianangeli shutout her former team for 110 minutes as the Blue Knights battled to a 0-0 draw.
Gianangeli was able to save all 11 shots on goal that the home Cardinals fired at her to earn her 5th career shutout. One of her previous 4 shutouts came in a scoreless draw last October 9th against Wheeling Jesuit. That 0-0 tie was the last time the Blue Knights ended a conference game without a loss, a span of 7 straight contests. Read More