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TDS Women's Team of the Week: September 12

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: September 12, 2017

Facing arguably its most difficult test of the season, it was another freshman that helped UCLA capture its seventh straight win last week.

No stranger to the big stage, Ashley Sanchez scored a goal and delivered the pass that led to the game-winning goal in Thursday’s 2-1 win against Virginia in Charlottesville. Her play in the win earns her the latest Player of the Week nod.

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Those two moments were all that divided the two teams, as the Bruins continue to do damage prior to the Pac-12 schedule start.

Player of the Week: Ashley Sanchez, UCLA

Check out the other honorees this week.

Team of the Week (September 4-10)

GK Hannah Luedtke, Butler – Securing an impressive win on the road against Texas A&M, Luedtke played a big role in Butler’s 2-0 win, making five saves to keep the clean sheet.

D Grace Johnson, Mississippi – The freshman has quickly become a key part on the SEC side, starting both games last week as the Rebels won twice, keeping clean sheets in the wins.

D Vanessa Gilles, Cincinnati – Gilles checks into the Team of the Week for the second time this season, as she played the full 90 minutes in wins over Northern Kentucky and Purdue.

D Jackie Schaefer, South Carolina – The freshman center back played the full 90 minutes as the Gamecocks edged their in-state rivals Clemson 1-0 on Friday night.

M Jordan DiBiasi, Stanford – The Cardinal blasted through visiting opposition last weekend, winning two games by a score of 15-0. DiBiasi was one of several contributors in the final third, scoring two goals and adding two assists in the wins.

M Katie Cousins, Tennessee – Another team off to a hot start to the season, Tennessee won its seventh and eighth straight games over the past week. Cousins played the full shift in both wins, scoring the winning goal in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Virginia Tech.

M Hannah Lopiccolo, Northeastern – It was a milestone weekend for the senior, who found the back of the net twice on the road. She scored the winner in a 2-1 defeat of TCU, and was on the scoresheet in a 3-2 overtime loss to Texas.

F Ashley Sanchez, UCLA – Continuing to grow in influence for the Bruins, Sanchez was involved in both goals as the Bruins extended their record to 7-0.

F Cyera Hintzen, Texas – Texas made it six straight to start the season by defeating Colorado and Northeastern. Hintzen bagged a pair of goals across the games, chipping in an assist to continue her strong start to the season.

F Imani Dorsey, Duke – On the Team of the Week for the second week in a row, Dorsey scored in her sixth straight game, blasting an impressive shot from distance in a 4-0 win against West Virginia.

F Courtney O'Brien, Princeton – Few teams enjoyed as impressive a week like the Tigers, which spun off three wins dating back to last money. O’Brien amassed four goals over that stretch, as Princeton beat Wake Forest, Rider and New Hampshire.

Honorable Mention: F Franny Cerny (DePaul), GK Brielle Preece (Pepperdine), F Leahi Manthei (Seattle), F Kayla Saager (Binghamton), F Amanda Galbraith (UNLV), D Gianna Mitchell (Boston College)

 
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