Record-Breaking Drusch Snags League Honor
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - A day after becoming Green Bay's all-time leader in career saves, women's soccer senior (Appleton, Wis.) has been named the co-Horizon League Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday morning. Drusch shared the first weekly award of her standout career with Milwaukee's Sarah Hagen, another Appleton product.
Earning the award capped a good 24 hours for the Phoenix keeper. On Sunday afternoon, Drusch stopped five shots to run her career total to 355 saves and move past Laura Sandt, who had 352 saves from 1994-97. More importantly, Drusch's record came on a day when Green Bay knocked off visiting Cleveland State for a key Horizon League victory.
Drusch and the Phoenix defense have allowed more than one goal only once in 12 contests this season. The senior keeper has 71 saves and a goals against average of 0.85. She is first in the Horizon League in saves and tied for second in goals against average.
Green Bay will return to action on Saturday, traveling to Detroit to take on the Titans at 12 p.m. The squad's next home game is on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. against Loyola.
Notes... The two goals scored on Sunday - by Ahna Logan (Roseville, Minn.) and Corey Arno (Winnecone, Wis.) - were the first of the season for both players. It was Arno's fifth goal of her career ... Hekla Palmadottir (Akranes, Iceland) assisted on Arno's goal. She leads the team with nine points this season (3 goals, 3 assists) ... Drusch's player of the week award was the first for a Phoenix player since Megan Braatz (Waukesha, Wis.) won on Sept. 13, 2010.