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SOCCER: Lamar sweeps Southland weekly awards

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FRISCO — Coming off a shutout week that included a 0-0 tie against Southeastern Louisiana and a 2-0 victory at Nicholls, Lamar’s women’s soccer team swept the Southland Conference weekly awards, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Kelso Peskin was named the Southland Offensive Player of the Week, Sophia Manibo took home the Defensive Player of the Week honors, and Sandra Nygard captured the Goalkeeper of the Week title.

Peskin had one goal and one assist over the two games with three more shots, including one on-goal, against Southeastern. The senior from Cape Town, South Africa, is pacing the team offensively with 14 points on the year — six goals and two assists.

Manibo was part of an impressive back line that stopped two SLC opponents from scoring in 200 minutes of action despite facing 40 shots. Manibo and her defender compatriots allowed just 13 of those shots to be directed towards the Cardinal goal, deflecting or blocking the other 27 attempts.

Nygard recorded two clean sheets last week, improving her goals-against average to just 0.83 goals a game, one of the best marks in the conference. She saved all 13 shots that made their way on-goal.

This marks the fourth time in program history that Lamar has swept the Southland weekly honors, with the last coming in the first week of the 2017 season. The three Cards honored this week mark the fourth, fifth, and sixth weekly awards captured by Lamar in 2018. Juliana Ocampo was named the Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11, and Peskin and Jocelyn Hanrath captured the Offensive and Goalie honors, respectively, in the first week of the 2018 season.