ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio women’s soccer goalie Erin Beurket was named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her performance the week of Oct. 17, the league announced today.
Beurket (Milford, Ohio) got the nod in goal this past week, putting together the strongest performance of her career thus far for the sophomore, helping the Bobcats to a 2-0 week.
On Thursday, Oct. 20 against MAC-leading Ball State, Beurket was a wall, when even in the pouring rain, only allowed one goal while facing six shots on goal and making five saves in 90 minutes of work. Her biggest save came in the 86th minute when Lucy Walton would fire the ball through a crowd at the top of the net, however, Beurket would get her hands on the ball and punch it out, stopping the scoring threat. Overall, her work helped Ohio defeat Ball State, 3-1.
Then on Sunday, Oct. 23, Beurket was once again masterful, helping the Bobcats shutout Miami and defeat the RedHawks for the first time since 2008. In the game, Beurket faced four shots on goal and made four saves while not allowing a goal in her 90 minutes of work.
Overall, Beurket would play all 180 minutes in net while registering a .900 save percentage and facing 10 total shots on goal, while only allowing one goal and making nine saves.
Beurket and the Bobcats return to action Thursday, Oct. 27 when they host Kent State at 3 p.m. at Chessa Field.