For the second time this season, Jenna Quiring has been selected as the Northwest Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The honor was announced Tuesday by the league’s sports information directors.
Quiring, a sweeper, scored the game-winning goal against Whitman and also anchored a solid Linfield defense that surrendered just 15 shots and one goal (a penalty kick) over two matches over the weekend. In shutting out Whitworth, the Wildcats matched a program single-season record with nine shutouts.
Quiring's stellar defensive play helped Linfield remain in a first-place tie in the NWC team standings, match another program single-season record with 13 wins and go 2-0 on the tough eastern Washington road swing for the first time since 2002.
As a unit, the Linfield defense has allowed just 14 goals this season, a statistic that ranks second in the Northwest Conference behind Puget Sound (10).
This is the second conference player of the week honor for Quiring, who has scored all three of her career goals this season. She is the third Wildcat to receive defensive honors this year.
NEXT: Linfield wraps up the regular season with a pair of matches this weekend. The 'Cats first travel to Pacific for a Friday afternoon match, then return home for the conference finale against Pacific Lutheran. Both matches are scheduled for noon.
Three goals, one assist in 2011
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