@SunDevilSoccer’s Carleer, Gudlaugs earn weekly Pac-12 awards
TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Soccer's Lieske Carleer (defensive player of the week) and Birta Gudlaugs (goalkeeper of the week) both earned weekly Pac-12 honors as announced by the conference office on Monday.
Both players played big roles in helping the Sun Devils remain unbeaten (4-0) after capturing road wins at Mississippi State (1-0 on Thursday) and at UAB (5-1 on Sunday).
Carleer played all but seven minutes of the two games and contributed to a defensive effort that allowed a single goal including a shutout at MSU and conceded only 13 shots in two games. Carleer helped ASU get off to a good start in the 5-1 win at UAB after the junior defender scored her first goal of the season in the 13th minute to give ASU an early 1-0 advantage.
Gudlaugs earned the first shutout of her career in the win at Mississippi State. The true freshman keeper made eight saves in ASU's two wins and gave up a single goal in 180 minutes of play.
The two wins extended ASU's winning streak in regular season, non-conference games to 10 (9-0-1) going back to the 2019 season.
Up next for the Sun Devils is the annual Sun Devil Classic. The action kicks off on Thursday when the Sun Devils take on CSUN at 10 am at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. That game will be followed by Arizona vs. LSU at 1 p.m. On Sunday, Arizona faces CSUN in the first game of the doubleheader at 11 am and will be followed by the Sun Devils taking on LSU at 2 p.m. Both of Thursday's games can be seen on ASU's Live Stream while both of Sunday's games will be televised by Pac-12 Networks.
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