FREDERICKSBURG, Va. --- The final week of September featured the opening of conference play in soccer and field hockey, while volleyball entered its second week of CAC competition. Weekly honors were collected by Julea Truskey of York field hockey, Olivia Davis of Christopher Newport field hockey, Isaac Ekobo of St. Mary's men's soccer, Billy Bridegum of York men's soccer, Katie Flores and Alex Moody of St. Mary's women's soccer, and Josie Lucernoni of Christopher Newport volleyball.
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CAC Players of the Week
Sept. 24 - 30
FIELD HOCKEY - OFFENSIVE POTW
Julea Truskey | York | So. | D
Ephrata, Pa. | Ephrata
Truskey scored three goals last week as the Spartans took No. 17 Johns Hopkins to the brink before capturing a come-from-behind win over Lynchburg. Against the nationally-ranked Blue Jays, Truskey scored her first collegiate goal in the 56th minute as the Spartans built a 4-1 lead. She followed that with a career day on Saturday against Lynchburg. With the Spartans trailing 2-1 with 3:29 left in regulation, Truskey tapped home a pass from Greta Plappert at the top of the circle to tie the game with her second goal of the week. Truskey struck again 1:32 later on a penalty corner, poking him a pass from Peyton Martino that proved to the be the game-winner with 1:57 remaining. Truskey's three goals came on just three shots.
FIELD HOCKEY - DEFENSIVE POTW
Olivia Davis | Christopher Newport | Jr. | GK
Ashburn, Va. | Briar Woods
Davis registered a pair of victories while limiting the opposition to just a single goal over 125 minutes of work during the week. On Saturday against Concordia, she made five saves during a spotless 35 minutes before exiting at halftime with a comfortable 8-0 lead. Eventually, the Captains finished off the shutout, marking the first time Concordia was blanked in 2018. On Sunday, Davis returned to the field for her finest performance of the year in a key CAC bout at Mary Washington. After the Eagles scored in the 18th minute, Davis held UMW scoreless for the next 72 minutes, including a pair of overtime sessions. She eventually contributed six saves, including four in overtime. Still deadlocked at 1-1, she came back and withstood all four of Mary Washington's shootout attempts to secure the 2-1 win. With that effort, she became the first goalkeeper in program history to post a scoreless performance in a shootout session.
MEN'S SOCCER - OFFENSIVE POTW
Isaac Ekobo | St. Mary's | So. | F
Hyattsville, Md. | Thomas Stone
Ekobo tallied a team-best five points in a 2-0 week for regionally-ranked St. Mary's. Ekobo started the week with his first multiple-goal performance of his career as he scored twice in a 3-1 road win over Washington Adventist. He then assisted on the team's third goal in a 6-0 shutout of Southern Virginia.
MEN'S SOCCER - DEFENSIVE POTW
Billy Bridegum | York | So. | GK
Silver Spring, Md. | James Hubert Blake
Bridegum led the Spartans to a 1-0-1 week with a 0.49 goals against average and .938 save percentage. He pitched a shutout in the Spartans' 4-0 win at Marywood on Wednesday evening, recording five saves in 74:20 to earn the win. He saved his best performance for Saturday as he recorded a season-high-tying 10 saves against No. 19 Mary Washington as the Spartans picked up a key draw against the Eagles. He allowed one goal with 15 saves in 184:20 between the pipes.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - OFFENSIVE POTW
Alex Moody | St. Mary's | So. | F
Boxford, Mass. | Masconomet Regional
Moody scored three of the team's four goals in St. Mary's 2-0 week. She started the week with the game-winning goal in double overtime over Catholic, converting her first career penalty kick. She then notched two goals, including the game-winner, in the Seahawks' CAC-opening win against Southern Virginia.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - DEFENSIVE POTW
Katie Flores | St. Mary's | Sr. | GK
Towson, Md. | Towson
Flores posted a 0.45 goals against average and 0.923 save percentage in a 2-0 week for St. Mary's. Flores recorded her second shutout of the season with six saves against Catholic and then picked up six more stops in a 3-1 road win over Southern Virginia. She currently ranks second in the CAC with an 0.807 save percentage.
Josie Lucernoni | Christopher Newport | Sr. | DS
Ashburn, Va. | Briar Woods
Lucernoni led the Captains to four wins during the week while anchoring the back row. During the four matches, she averaged 6.08 digs-per-set, including a historic performance at Frostburg State. Against the Bobcats, she set a career-high with 31 digs, equaling the most by a Captain since 2012. Her 31 digs also marked the fourth-most in a four-set match in program history. Along with her efforts against FSU, Lucernoni also collected 15 digs against Lebanon Valley and 18 against Neumann. Meanwhile, she starred on serve-receive throughout the week, converting all 46 of her reception attempts. She has now converted 80 consecutive reception attempts dating back to Sept. 19.