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Northwestern Senior Brenna Lovera named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week


Northwestern Senior Brenna Lovera was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Lovera leads the team in points this season with four goals and an assist. Her 15 career goals are two shy of the top-ten list all-time in program history and her ten winning goals are now a program record.

Lovera scored the winning goal in Northwestern’s home-opener as the Wildcats extended their unbeaten streak to six with the 1-0 decision over Loyola Marymount on Thursday, September 6. Lovera followed up with 2 goals in Sunday’s game as Northwestern bested the Bowling Green Falcons 2- 0. The Wildcats dominated the game from the kickoff coming close to scoring in the eighth minute as Marissa Viggiano’s corner kick to Hannah Davidson went inches wide of the post.

Reilly Martin scored twice and Sarah Stratigakis had a goal and an assist as the Michigan Wolverines earned a decisive 6-1 victory over Central Michigan on Friday, September 7.  

Virginia moves to 6-0-0 on the season with a 6-0 victory over Liberty Thursday, September 6 at Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers were on the board in the second minute on a Montana Sutton goal assisted by Courtney Petersen. A Zoe Morse chip shot to Lizzy Sieracki resulted in the game’s fourth score.

Bella Jodzis assisted on a goal by Camryn Evans in the 22nd minute as Michigan State downed the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 2-0 on Thursday, September 6.  

Goalkeeper Bethany Kopel recorded four saves as the Hoosiers bested Kentucky 5-1 on Friday, September 7. Kopel earned her second shutout of the season as Indiana played Kansas to a scoreless draw on Sunday, September 9.

Senior Colleen McKay led Western Michigan with four shots (two on goal) as the Bronco’s shutout streak was snapped with a 2-0 loss to Purdue on Sunday, September 9.

Sarah Clark assisted on the first of two second-half goals in the Purdue Boilermakers’ come-from-behind 2-1 victory Louisville on Thursday, September 6. Clark helped secure the Boilermakers’ fifth victory of the season assisting Kylie Hase on the team’s second goal in a 2-0 shutout over Western Michigan on Sunday, September 9. The combination of Clark to Hase has resulted in four of the team’s eight goals this season.