WAC Soccer Players of the Week Announced
Bast, a senior forward from Centennial, Colo. (Arapahoe HS), turned in a five-point performance in the Pioneers’ final home stand of the regular season. Bast assisted striking-partner Kristen Hamilton’s opening goal on Friday night, before responding quickly to a UTSA goal with her 78th-minute strike to give DU a two-goal lead. To complete the weekend, Bast scored the game-winner on Senior Day Sunday against Texas State, heading in the Pioneers lone goal of the match. The Pioneer senior remains in fifth in DU history in points with 93 on 36 goals and 21 assists.
Scott, a senior defender from Austin, Texas (Cedar Park HS), anchored the Texas State backline that allowed just one goal in 180 minutes of action this past week. Scott helped the team to its fourth shutout of the season, a 3-0 win over New Mexico State. Against Denver, Scott cleared out numerous scoring opportunities by the Pioneers in limiting Denver to just one goal. Denver averaged over 2.00 goals per game entering the contest.
Mulford, a senior goalkeeper from West Valley City, Utah (Cyprus HS), kept San Jose State off the board in the Aggies 1-0 win over San Jose State last week. In the Aggies only match of the week, Mulford recorded three saves in 90 minutes to record her sixth complete shutout and USU’s eighth of the season. She kept an aggressive Spartan squad from finding the back of the net. SJSU had seven first-half shots. The win helped Utah State remain in first place in the WAC with one match remaining on the Aggies schedule.
Other offensive nominees included: Idaho senior forward Chelsea Small … New Mexico State freshman forward/midfielder Miranda Valdez … UTSA junior forward Maria Jose Rojas … Texas State senior forward Serena Hines … Utah State junior midfielder Jennifer Flynn.
Other defensive nominees included: Idaho senior defender/midfielder Christine Leathem … New Mexico State senior defender Courtney Irwin.
Other goalkeeper nominees included: Idaho senior Liz Boyden … Texas State junior Natalie Gardini