BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College's duo of Patricia Nardy and Marcela Salum swept the Appalachian Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week awards Monday, the organization announced. Nardy picked up the defensive honor while Salum scored the offensive nod.
Nardy (Sao Paulo, Brazil) notched her second shutout and the fifth for Union this season against Covenant. She averaged 8.3 saves per match during the week and only allowed three goals in 28 shots on goal.
The junior goalkeeper has won the AAC award twice in 2009.
Salum (Guatemala City, Guatemala) scored three goals in the week, including both scores against conference foe Milligan (Tenn.) College. The sophomore also provided the assist for Union's game winner in the Covenant (Ga.) College double overtime 1-0 victory. Earlier in the week, she had an assist with a goal at Union (Tenn.) University. In all, Union scored six goals in the week with Salum scoring half of them with assist on two more.
The offensive award was the second for Salum this season and third in her career.
The scores against Milligan was her fourth game-winning goal of the season. It was also her fifth multi-goal effort in 2009 and she has at least one point in every match this year.
Union went 3-0 in the week to improve to 9-0, the best start in program history. The Lady Bulldogs also picked up two conference wins to move to 3-0.
Union travels to Spring Hill (Ala.) University for a 5 p.m. meeting Friday.