NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Massachusetts senior Salma Anastasio has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Also honored was Duquesne junior Kyra Murphy, who earned Defensive Player of the Week. Rookie of the Week honors
Anastasio was a key figure in UMass’ come-from-behind, 2-1, overtime win against Maine. The senior from Trumbull, Conn., had the game-winning goal in overtime and also had an assist on the game-tying goal late in
Murphy, a junior goalie from Canonsburg, Pa., notched her 13th career shutout against defending Missouri Valley Champion, Illinois State. She made 10 saves in Duquesne's 1-0 victory that saw Illinois State outshoot the Dukes 21-13.
Sjodin, a Gavle, Sweden, native allowed just two goals in a pair of 1-0 losses while stopping 19 shots in the process, including a 12-save performance against the Cavaliers. She faced 51 total shots in goal this week in 200 minutes of play, holding both the Terrapins and No. 3 Cavaliers to under two goals for just the second time this season.
Nixon scored her first collegiate goal, the gamewinner in a 3-0 win at SIUE last week. The Oakville, Ontario,