WACO, Texas – Senior goalkeeper Taylor Sargent was named the Heartland Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and seventh time in her career on Monday (Oct. 29) earning the honor for the final time in her career.
Sargent, a senior from The Colony, Texas, garnered Heartland Defensive Player of the Week honors four times in the nine weeks this season. She started the 2018 campaign by being awarded the honor three straight weeks after week one. As a junior, Sargent ended the 2017 campaign by winning the award three straight weeks.
Sargent helped the Hillcats end the season with a 2-0 record during the final week of the year, including a 2-0 shutout victory over Lubbock Christian. The senior started in goal on Senior Day and played the first half. In the second half, she was replaced early by fellow senior Tayler Stover. Sargent returned midway through the second half and played nearly 71 minutes in goal in the shutout victory. Combined with Stover, the senior duo totaled a shutout win with three saves. Sargent finished with two saves in the contest. In a 3-2 overtime win over Newman on Thursday, Sargent made five saves in 100 minutes. For the week, she posted seven saves with two goals allowed and went 2-0.
For the season, Sargent registered nine shutouts to total 20 shutouts in her two seasons in the navy and red. She played 1,669 minutes with only 16 goals allowed all season for a 0.86 goals against average. The senior made 73 saves to tally an 82.0 save percentage. She posted a 10-6-2 record in goal.
The Hillcats finished the season with a 10-6-2 record and placed fifth in the Heartland Conference at 7-5-2.
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