Ahr, Thompson Capture Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
A pair of seniors from UC Davis and CSUN earned the women’s soccer weekly awards.
Ahr’s Brace Keys Aggie Victory
UC Davis senior Rachel Ahr (Santa Barbara, Calif./USC) posted her second career brace in a shutout victory over UC Riverside to claim the Big West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award.
The forward scored the two goals within 25 seconds of one another as the Aggies notched their second conference victory. She is the second Aggie with a two-goal game in the last three seasons.
Ahr posted game-highs of six total shots on five shots on goal in the rain-soaked contest against UCR.
Others nominated: Chelsea Barry (Cal Poly); Cynthia Sanchez (CSUN); Noel Baham (UC Irvine); Dakota Griggs (UC Santa Barbara)
Thompson Anchors Defense As CSUN Sets Shutouts Record
CSUN senior Nicole Thompson (Granada Hills, Calif./Granada Hills HS) anchored the defense in a pair of 1-0 victories, helping the program set the single-season shutout record and securing Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
Thompson also got involved on offense with her first career goal in Wednesday’s triumph over UC Riverside. Off of a corner kick, Thompson got her head on the ball and directed in past the goalkeeper in the 48th minute for the game-winner.
She anchored the defense as the Highlanders managed only nine shots. The 1-0 win gave the Matadors their 12th shutout of the season, breaking the previous school record of 11.
In Saturday’s victory at UC Irvine, Thompson led a defensive charge that handcuffed the potent Anteater offense, which came in with the second-most goals in the Big West. UCI only had 10 shots total, and CSUN tallied its 13th shutout of the year.
In addition, the Matadors have reeled off four consecutive Big West shutouts, which is also a program record.
Others nominated: Sophia Brown (Cal Poly); Ashton McKeown (Long Beach State); Michelle Mulrooney (UC Davis); Maddie Newsom (UC Irvine); Kate Shoemaker (UC Santa Barbara); Monk Berger (Hawai‘i)