Mulford Earns WAC Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week Honors
Sept. 17, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State soccer player Ashlyn Mulford was named the Western Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week; the league announced on Monday. This was Mulford's second-straight WAC Goalkeeper of the Week honor and third this season.
Mulford, a senior goalkeeper from West Valley City, Utah (Cyprus HS), allowed only a penalty kick in the Aggies 1-1 tie against No. 23 Washington. Mulford made three saves as she helped the USU defense keep the highly-powered Husky offense at bay until the penalty kick in the 85th minute. Mulford kept a clean sheet in overtime as the Aggies earned their first tie against a nationally-ranked opponent in school history.
Denver forward Nicholette DiGiacomo was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week, after she assisted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Kansas. She also netted a 28-yard free kick to jump-start a late two-goal comeback to tie Texas, 3-3.
Louisiana Tech defender Mo Rockwell earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Rockwell led the Lady Techsters to a pair of wins last week.
The Aggies' are 5-1-3 this season after earning their first-ever tie against a ranked team with the 1-1 tie against No. 23 Washingon on Sept. 13.
Utah State has a pair of home matches this week, looking for their first-ever win against No. 14 BYU on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. The Aggies will end the week against Wyoming on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. The Cougars are 8-1-0 this season, while the Cowgirls hold a solid 7-3-0 mark.
As always, admission to all Utah State soccer matches is free. The Aggies will be streaming all home soccer matches through www.UtahStateAggies.com. There is a Utah State All-Access Monthly Subscription for $9.95 and a Utah State All-Access Yearly Subscription for $79.95. Live stats can be accessed through GameTracker.
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