BARBOURVILLE, Ky. --
Union women's soccer players Renata Peixoto
and Patricia Nardy
were named the Appalachian Athletic Conference's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday.
Peixoto (Brasillia, Brazil) led the Lady Bulldogs on the offensive end
on the week, which included a 1-0 win at Tennessee
Wesleyan on Wednesday and a 4-1 victory over Missouri Baptist on
Peixoto scored once on the week, but her score was a crucial
one, as she netted the game-winner in the Tennessee Wesleyan match. The
goal was her ninth of the season, which ranks second on the squad. In the Missouri Baptist match, Peixoto recorded her sixth assist of the season, which is a team-best.
Nardy (Sao Paulo, Brazil) had an impressive week in net, as she did not allow a goal in
both matches (she was pulled
in the 73rd minute of the Missouri Baptist with the score at 3-0).
Total, Nardy made 10 saves on the week (six against Tennessee Wesleyan and four against Missouri Baptist) and got into the act on the offensive end in the Missouri Baptist match when she scored a goal on a successful penalty kick.
Overall, Nardy has a 1.47 goals against average and made 102 saves.
Union returns to the pitch on Saturday when they host Cincinnati Christian at Burch-Nau Field on senior day. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.