Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Honors Three

  • By Tim Goodenow
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  • October 11, 2010 05:18 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia women’s soccer player Kerri Butler has been named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon. Teammates Erica Henderson and Megan Mischler earned spots on the weekly honor roll.

A Fredericksburg, Va., native, Butler earns the honor for the second straight week following a pair of shutouts on the road in conference play. Against Syracuse, the senior made four saves in a 1-0 overtime victory that gave her the school record for career shutouts with 37. Against St. John’s, Butler picked up another shutout – her fifth in the last six contests. She worked all 188 minutes in goal to give WVU the league lead in fewest goals allowed and most shutouts in BIG EAST matches this season.

Henderson, a redshirt junior, led the Mountaineer back line to pair of shutouts while holding opponents to a combined 13 shots (six on-goal). Henderson and her teammates did not allow a corner kick from the Orange and limited St. John’s to one attempt on the day. A Rochester, N.Y., native, Henderson took one shot in each match, including near goal in the second half at St. John’s. She has anchored a WVU defense that has allowed only one goal in the last 618 minutes of play.

A Moon Township, Pa., native, Mischler was outstanding in scoring both game-winners in WVU’s shutout wins. The forward has scored game-winning goals in three straight matches and shows eight for her career. Mischler’s goal against the Red Storm was her team-leading sixth of the season. She has scored five goals and tallied one assist in the last four matches.

The Mountaineers return to action against BIG EAST foe Villanova on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. WVU’s match at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is also a “Dollar Night” with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for purchase for just one dollar.

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