By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - For the second time in three weeks, a Green Bay goalkeeper has earned honors from the Horizon League for their performance. Sophomore Max Nimmo (Janesville, Wis.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 3-9, announced by the league office Monday. It is the first award of Nimmo's young career with the Phoenix.
Nimmo registered a career-high seven saves in Green Bay's (2-2-1) 0-0 double overtime scoreless draw against undefeated Missouri State (4-0-2) in the Dayton Marriott Classic Sept. 9. The Bears threatened to score early in the contest but Nimmo and the Green Bay defense stopped shots in the seventh and 15th minutes to the keep the contest scoreless.
Despite Missouri State outshooting Green Bay 11-2 in the second period, the Phoenix defense once again played tough, forcing double overtime in which Nimmo made two big saves to earn the tie.
Green Bay's game against Missouri State was the second career start for Nimmo who is defending the goal in place of senior keeper Ryan Wehking (St. Louis, Mo.) who suffered an injury early in the second period against Northern Illinois Aug. 31. Wehking was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 20 after record Green Bay's program record 20th career shutout.
Nimmo's efforts against Missouri State were backed up by sophomore defenders Defrim Ramushevski (South Milwaukee, Wis.) and Billy Donovan (St. Charles, Mo.) who were named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Phoenix will wrap up its long road stretch with its Horizon League opener at Detroit (2-4-0) Friday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.
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