Erb honored again; Hall top defender
FRISCO, Texas - Sophomore goalkeeper Helen Erb continues to make a name for herself in the Southland Conference as she has been named the goalkeeper of the week for the third consecutive week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
According to conference records, Erb is the first player to receive a player of the week award in three consecutive weeks since at least the 2007 season.
Just as was the case the previous week, a Golden Eagle defender also picked up the top honor in the defensive category with Allison Hall earning the honor for the week ending on Sept. 16.
Kylie Louw of Stephen F. Austin was named the conference's offensive player of the week.
Both Tulsa natives played key roles in a draw this past Friday against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Following the 1-1 final at Tulsa, the Golden Eagles made a trip to Mississippi, rolling over the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 4-0.
In the two weekend matches, Erb recorded 12 saves, while allowing just the one goal against the Golden Hurricane. Her play was crucial in the rivalry contest, making multiple diving saves to keep Tulsa from putting in the go-ahead goal. Following the completion of all weekend matches in the conference, Erb is tied for the lead in saves with a total of 46.
Against the Golden Hurricane, Hall led a defense that allowed just the one goal against the top goal scoring team in the C-USA. Two days later, Hall recorded her first goal and assist of the season against the Delta Devils.
The Golden Eagles (4-3-2) have one more weekend of non-conference action as they travel to Omaha for matches against Nebraska-Omaha and Creighton, respectively. They will begin conference play on Sept. 30 at Stephen F. Austin.