Women's Soccer: Keane and Silva Honored

  • By Tim Goodenow
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  • October 17, 2011 02:25 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia women’s soccer player Sara Keane was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week, while teammate Frances Silva earned a spot on the weekly Honor Roll, and was named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Team of the Week, officials announced Monday.

Keane logged all 180 minutes in goal to lead the Mountaineers to a pair of BIG EAST road wins, keeping WVU in first place of the American Division. She made two saves and picked up a shutout, her seventh of the season, in a rainy Friday afternoon against Providence. Yesterday, Keane made four saves against Connecticut and was great off her line to secure WVU’s 13th win of the season.

Silva continued her impressive play, scoring the game-winner at Providence and netting a goal against UConn on its Senior Day. The goal against PC helped WVU clinch a home match in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship. Yesterday, she attempted a game-best four shots, giving WVU an early 1-0 lead on a goal against the Huskies. Silva has scored a goal in three straight matches and has scored five goals in 10 BIG EAST contests this season.

The Mountaineers close out the regular season against BIG EAST rival Pitt on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.