Sept. 26, 2011 Weekly Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – West Virginia secured a pair of BIG EAST women’s soccer awards this week as junior Bry McCarthy was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and redshirt-freshman Sara Keane earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors. Georgetown senior Camille Trujillo was tabbed the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Marquette freshman Haley Fritzen was tabbed the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
McCarthy was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Mountaineers to a 2-0-0 showing. The junior helped WVU hold Seton Hall’s leading scorer Katlyn Ritter, to only one shot in a 4-0 win on Sept. 23. McCarthy also scored twice. In a 1-0 overtime win against Rutgers on Sept. 25, she helped hold the Scarlet Knights to just three shots on-goal.
Keane earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors after making eight saves and one shutout in a 2-0-0 week for the Mountaineers. The redshirt-freshman made five saves in a 4-0 blanking of Seton Hall on Sept. 23. Keane also made three stops in a 1-0 overtime victory against Rutgers on Sept. 25.
Trujillo earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling seven points in a 2-0-0 week. The senior scored three goals and had one assist. In a 3-1 win at Syracuse on Sept. 23, Trujillo had five points, including two goals. In a 2-1 overtime win at St. John’s on Sept. 25, she scored the Hoyas’ first goal.
Fritzlen was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week following a 2-0-0 week for the Golden Eagles. She played all 98 minutes in a 2-1 overtime win against DePaul on Sept. 22. Fritzlen also played the entire game in a 3-2 overtime win against then-No. 20/24 Notre Dame. She helped hold Irish All-America selection Melissa Henderson to just two shots.
Elizabeth Bond, Seton Hall, Sr., GK
Totaled 13 saves in a 1-1-0 week; made 10 saves in a 4-0 loss to then-No. 25/- West Virginia; had three stops in a 3-0 shutout of Pitt
Laura DiClemente, Providence, Sr., M
Totaled four points in a 1-1-0 week; had both goals in a 2-0 win against Cincinnati
Christine Exeter, Louisville, So., F
Totaled four points in a 1-0-1 week; had a goal in a 1-1 draw at UConn; scored the gamewinner in a 1-0 win at Providence
Maegan Kelly, Marquette, So., F
Had five points in a 2-0-0 week; scored the first goal in a 2-1 overtime win over DePaul; had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory over then-No. 20/24 Notre Dame
Natalie Kulla, Marquette, Sr., GK
Totaled six saves in a 2-0-0 week; had three stops in a 2-1 overtime win against DePaul and three saves in a 3-2 overtime win against then-No. 20/24 Notre Dame; directed the MU defense that helped limit ND to a season-low nine shots with just six shots on-goal
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – On Friday, Sept. 30, UConn travels to No. 20/24 Notre Dame for a 7:30 pm ET match televised on ESPNU. It will be the first meeting between the teams since last year’s historic matchup in the BIG EAST Championship
Last year, UConn beat Notre Dame 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the league tournament. The win snapped Notre Dame’s 77-match unbeaten streak (72-0-5) against conference opponents. In addition, the Huskies became the first league opponent to win at Notre Dame in 100 matches dating back to Oct. 6, 1995 when UConn posted a 5-4 victory.
In 2011, the Irish enter the game at 4-5-2 (1-2-1 BIG EAST). Of Notre Dame’s five losses, four have come by one goal, three to top-15 opponents (all on the road) and two in OT. UConn enters the game with a similar record at 4-4-2 (1-1-2 BIG EAST). The Huskies tied both of their opponents last weekend.