Taylor Sargent

Taylor Sargent

WACO, Texas – Rogers State women's soccer senior goalkeeper Taylor Sargent was named the Heartland Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the Heartland Conference on Monday (Sept. 10) afternoon.

Sargent, a senior from The Colony, Texas, earned two shutout wins during the week for the navy and red. She started the week with five saves and a shutout victory over Rockhurst as the Hillcats won 3-0 on Tuesday. She added her second shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over East Central on Thursday when she totaled five saves. In the final game of the week, RSU dropped a 2-0 game at Central Oklahoma, however, Sargent made a season-high six saves. For the week, she posted 16 saves with only two goals allowed for a 0.67 goals against average.

For the season, Sargent is 3-1 with two shutouts as she has started in all four games, totaling 360 minutes. Sargent has an 85 percent save percentage with 17 saves while allowing only 0.75 goals per game.

This is Sargent's fourth Heartland Conference Defensive Player of the Week award as she earned the honor in the late three weeks of the 2017 season. As a junior, Sargent was All-Heartland Conference First Team and All-South Central Region First Team. She was a preseason all-league selection this season.

The Hillcats begin Heartland Conference play on Thursday (Sept. 13) at Lubbock Christian at 2 p.m. in Lubbock, Texas.

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