Buckland Claims Second Mid-Con Honor
Elmhurst, Ill. ???C Senior goalkeeper Sarah Buckland (Burlington, Ont.) was named Mid-Con???s Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week, the Mid-Con announced Monday. Buckland was honored after helping lead her team to a 1-0 victory over Michigan at the Nike Challenge in Ann Arbor, before dropping a 2-0 decision to Marquette. In the game against Michigan, Buckland faced 21 shots and made seven saves to shutout the Wolverines??? in the school???s first victory over Michigan in women???s soccer history. Buckland then went on to total five saves in a 2-0 loss to Marquette. The senior did not allow a goal in her first 309:49 of work in 2003, and has extended her school and Mid-Con career shutouts record to 21. Oakland will continue play this weekend in Los Angeles where the team participates in the Loyola Marymount Tournament. The team will first take on the host at 7:00 p.m. Friday and then play against No. 4 UCLA on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.