WACO, Texas – Rogers State women's soccer's Taylor Sargent was named the Heartland Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week announced by the Heartland Conference on Monday (Oct. 23). Sargent earned the award for the second straight week.
The junior from The Colony, Texas totaled two shutout victories to break the RSU school record for shutouts in a season with nine and helped the Hillcats to a 2-0 week. Sargent made three saves in a 2-0 win at Texas A&M International on Thursday and posted five saves in a 1-0 victory over St. Mary's on Saturday. For the week, she made eight saves and didn't allow a goal in 180 minutes.
For the season, Sargent is 12-3-1 in goal with the nine shutouts. The junior leads the Heartland Conference in save percent at .882 and in total shutouts with nine. She has a 0.49 goals against average for second in the league. In 1,465 minutes, Sargent has allowed only eight goals with 60 saves.
The defensive player of the week award is Sargent's second in her first season in the navy and red. The junior earned the honor for the first time one week ago on Oct. 16 when the Cats swept both league awards.
The Hillcats are currently 12-3-1 overall and second in the Heartland Conference standings with an 8-3-1 record. RSU clinched its first-ever berth in the league tournament with a 1-0 victory over St. Mary's on Saturday.
RSU ends the regular season this week at Lubbock Christian and Oklahoma Christian. The stretch starts with LCU on Thursday (Oct. 26) at 3 p.m. in Lubbock, Texas. The regular season ends on Saturday at 1 p.m. at OC in Oklahoma City.
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