For the second straight week, Linfield goalkeeper Apolonia Martinez has been honored as the Northwest Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the league’s sports information directors.
Martinez recorded three consecutive shutouts as Linfield went 3-0 over the past week with victories over Lewis & Clark, Willamette and George Fox. With the wins, the ‘Cats extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches (6-0-1) and took over sole possession of first place in the NWC.
The sophomore keeper played 277 minutes in the net, making six saves. She has now gone 431 minutes without allowing a goal, stretching over five matches. On the year, she has given up just six goals (third in the NWC) and boasts a 0.49 goals-against average (second).
Martinez is the fourth Wildcat to receive player of the week accolades, and the third from the defensive unit.
NEXT: Linfield hosts nine-time conference champion Puget Sound in a noon match Saturday. The Wildcats currently sit atop the league standings, three points ahead of the Loggers.
Goals-against average of 0.49 ranks second in NWC
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