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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seton Hall grabbed a pair of BIG EAST women’s soccer weekly awards as senior Taylor Wilson earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, while senior Elizabeth Bond was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week. West Virginia senior Drea Barklage was tabbed as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, while Cincinnati freshman Kristina Utley was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Wilson earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after amassing six points in a 2-0-0 week for the Pirates. The senior totaled two goals, both gamewinners, and had two assists. Wilson scored in overtime in a 3-2 win against Georgetown on Sept. 16. She also scored in a 1-0 victory at Villanova on Sept. 18.
Bond earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors after making 10 saves in two games. The senior helped the Hall in a 3-2 overtime win over Georgetown on Sept. 16 by making five saves. She also shut out Villanova in a 1-0 win on Sept. 18 making five more saves, for her second shutout of the season.
Barklage was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Mountaineers to a 2-0-0 showing. The senior helped WVU hold the Bulls without a corner kick in a 2-1 win over USF on Sept. 15. She also scored a goal. Barklage and WVU held then-No. 8/9 Marquette to just four shots in goal in a 3-1 win on Sept. 18.
Utley was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after totaling 17 saves in a 1-1-0 week for the Bearcats. The rookie made seven saves in a 1-0 shutout victory at DePaul on Sept. 16. Utley added a career-high 10 saves in a 4-1 loss against then-No. 12/14 Notre Dame on Sept. 16.
Samantha Baker, Georgetown, Sr., M
Had six points in a 1-1-0 week for the Hoyas; scored two goals.
Melissa Henderson, Notre Dame, Sr., F
Notched her second hat trick of the year with three scores in a 4-1 win at Cincinnati on Sept. 18.
Sara Keane, West Virginia, R-Fr., GK
Totaled seven saves in a 2-0-0 week; was injured in a 2-1 win at USF on Sept. 15, returned and helped beat then-No. 8/9 Marquette 3-1 on Sept. 18.
Blake Miller, West Virginia, Sr., F
Totaled five points in a 2-0-0 week; scored a gamewinner in a 2-1 overtime vicotry at USF on Sept. 15. Also had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over then-No. 8/9 Marquette on Sept. 18.
Erin Yenney, Louisville, Fr., M
Totaled three points in a 1-0-1 week; scored the gamewinner in a 1-0 victory at then-No. 12/14 Notre Dame on Sept. 16. It was the first regular-season win by a league team at ND since Sept. 30, 2005.