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Juniors Kalena Litch and Brittany Schuling
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Litch And Schuling Take Home Weekly MVC Women's Soccer Laurels

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: September 10, 2012
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake juniors Brittany Schuling (Bondurant, Iowa/Bondurant-Farrar) and Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) have been named the league's Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.

Schuling is being honored for the first time in her Drake career, while Litch garnered a weekly league award for the second-consecutive week and fourth time as a Bulldog.

Schuling helped Drake extend its winning streak to four straight registering team highs in goals (1), points (2), shots (7) and shots on goal (3) in two games last week, while helping the Bulldogs notch their second shutout of the season from her defensive midfield slot. 

In Drake's 2-1 win over South Dakota last Friday (Sept. 7), Schuling posted three shots, while helping limit the Coyotes to four second-half shots.  

She recorded a game-high four shots in the Bulldogs' 2-0 victory past Nebraska Omaha on Sunday (Sept. 9), including a goal in the 86th minute (85:44).  Her biggest play didn't go down in the stats as she helped deliver a through ball to senior Laura Moklestad (Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt), who shot a ball that was knocked in by the Maverick defender for an own goal. 

On the season, Schuling leads Drake in assists (2), while chipping in two goals and six points on 16 shots, including six on goal.

Litch recorded six saves, while owning a 0.50 goals against average last week.

In Drake's 2-1 win over South Dakota last Friday (Sept. 7), she pulled in four saves, of which three came in the second half. 

She added two saves en route to her second shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory past Nebraska Omaha on Sunday (Sept. 9) moving her to within one save of equaling the school record for saves (258) set by Jenny Schroeder (2006-08). 

On the season, Litch has registered 34 saves, while sporting a 0.87 goals against average and two shutouts.

The Bulldogs (6-2) enter action this week seeking to extend their four-game winning streak hosting Northern Colorado and Eastern Illinois.  First on the docket will be a meeting with the Bears on Friday (Sept. 14) at the Cownie Soccer Complex, before battling the Panthers on Sunday (Sept. 16).  Game times are slated for 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively.

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