Field Hockey: McGill Wins MAC Defensive Player of the Week

By
Grant Burkhardt

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Updated Tue, Oct 4, 2011 2:03 pm
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No goals allowed, one award given.

Ohio's Jen McGill was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play in an unbeaten weekend for the Bobcats.

In a 9-1 win over Ball State, McGill played nearly 60 of the 70 regulation minutes and didn't allow a goal. The Cardinals scored on backup goaltender Brittany Walker with 1:14 remaining to spoil Ohio's shutout bid.

McGill pitched an incredibly important shutout just a day later against rival Miami (OH). As it has done all season, Ohio dominated the score sheet to the tone of a 15-3 advantage in shots. McGill made all three saves for her fifth shutout of the season and is second in the country in individual goals-against-average (0.76). North Carolina's Saskia Ammer leads the country with a 0.40 GAA in 12 games.

Ohio (10-2, 3-0 MAC) is one of just 10 teams in America with more than nine wins and has a national RPI of 32. Neil Macmillan's squad is 3-1 against the top-30 and boasts the third-best goals-against-average in the country at 0.82.

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