The strong season for Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women continued with yet another conference player of the week award. On Tuesday the league office gave Gabriela Lopez, the Saints senior goalkeeper, won the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) defensive player of the week.
Lopez continued her phenomenal form between the posts for the Saints as she has still not allowed a goal against any conference opponent this year. She also became the all-time Saints clean sheet leader, managing her 19th in the 1-0 win against Wiley College on Sunday.
This was the second straight week that Lopez was given the defensive player of the week honor as she managed two clean sheets this weekend. Her fifth of the season was in Thursday’s 2-0 win over LSU Alexandria while her sixth came after 99 minutes against Wiley College.
That match against LSU Alexandria saw Gomez manage five saves in the match in what was a comfortable two goal win for OLLU. The saints controlled the match and continued their perfect run going 7-0 in conference play.
Lopez is likely the favorite for the defensive player of the year award, the only player to have won two player of the week awards so far this season. She is a big part of why the Saints are closing in on the regular season title.
The Saints also had a nominee for offensive player of the week in Erica Robertson, who had a strong week contributing on multiple goals. But in the end Robertson didn’t do enough, just losing out to Valeria Hinojosa from University of Houston-Victoria.