BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Lyndsay Vance was unanimously selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Tuesday. Vance recorded a shutout in her first career start on Sunday at Valparaiso, making nine saves and playing all 110 minutes of a hotly-contested double-overtime scoreless draw.
Before Sunday, Valparaiso was off to its best four-game start in program history (3-0-1). The high-scoring Crusaders had scored nine goals in those four games and had not been shutout this year. Vance and the EKU defense changed that as the Colonels recorded their second shutout of 2010.
Vance made her career debut on Friday, playing the final 18 minutes against Wright State without allowing a goal.
The Versailles, Ky. native is the first EKU freshman to win an OVC weekly award since senior Stephanie Lynch was named the OVC Goalkeeper of the Week on Nov. 11, 2007.
The EKU soccer team returns to action this Sunday when it hosts in-state rival Western Kentucky at EKU Soccer Field at 1:00 p.m.