Women's Soccer Pulls In Pair Of Weekly MVC Honors
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake juniors Megan Fisher (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) 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.
Fisher is being honored for the second time in her Drake career, while Litch garnered her fourth weekly league award of the season and her sixth as a Bulldog.
Fisher registered one shot while sparking Drake to a 1-1 mark last week, including a 1-0 overtime shutout victory past Evansville.
In the Bulldogs' 1-0 setback at Western Illinois, she led a defensive charge that limited the Leathernecks' attack to only one goal and eight shots on goal. Western Illinois' top-two shot producers were also held to two shots each.
Fisher added another defensive gem in a 1-0 overtime win past Evansville as the Bulldogs limited Stephanie Thompson, Kayla Smith and Abby Springer, who came into the week rated fourth, seventh and eighth in the MVC in shots, to one, one and three shots, respectively, including only one on goal.
On the season, she has helped the Bulldogs notch a league-best six shutouts, while collecting an assist on eight shots.
Litch recorded 10 saves, while owning a 0.43 goals against average en route to picking up a key shutout in a 1-0 overtime win over Evansville.
In the Bulldogs' 1-0 setback at Western Illinois, she led a defensive charge that limited the Leathernecks' attack that averages 21.7 shots and 2.69 goals per game to only one goal, while posting six saves.
Litch collected four saves against Evansville en route to her league-best sixth shutout of the year. The Purple Aces managed only four shots on frame in the affair. The result was Drake's second shutout in three MVC games.
On the season, she has pulled in 69 saves and recorded a 0.73 goals against average.
Beginning a stretch that will see the Bulldogs (11-3-1, 2-0-1 MVC) play three of their final four games away from home, Drake faces a key Missouri Valley Conference showdown at Creighton on Thursday (Oct. 11) before tangling with in-state rival Iowa State on Sunday (Oct. 14). Game time against the Bluejays is slated for 7:00 p.m., while the encounter with the Cyclones will start at 1:00 p.m.