USC's Anna Smith Named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week After Pair of Shutouts on the Road
LOS ANGELES – After leading the USC women's soccer team to a pair of shutouts on the road in Michigan, the Trojans' Anna Smith was named the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week.
Smith helped USC take down No. 24 Michigan 1-0 in overtime to open the trip, and then closed it with a 5-0 shutout of Western Michigan on Sunday morning. They were the first two shutouts of the year for the Trojans as USC moved to 3-2 on the year.
The senior goalkeeper's performance against Michigan was the highlight of the road trip as Smith posted a career-high 11 saves in the contest. Her first-half save of a penalty kick was the play of the game as USC forced overtime and scored in the 94th minute. Smith also made the only two saves necessary in a 5-0 win over Western Michigan.
The Trojan keeper has played every minute in goal so far this season for USC and leads the Pac-12 with 27 saves.
The Trojans are off this week, but return to action next week on the road against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 16) and at home against CSUN (Sept. 19). Smith and the rest of the senior class will be honored prior to the home match against CSUN on the 19th.