Rachelle Buhrman Garners Hood Athlete of the Week Award

Rachelle Buhrman Garners Hood Athlete of the Week Award

FREDERICK, Md.--Sophomore goalkeeper Rachelle Buhrman of the women's soccer team has been chosen as the Hood College Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov. 2.

Buhrman posted a 0.00 goals-against average and a 1-1-1 record in 200 minutes of action in Hood's three games last week. She started the week by playing the first half of a 7-0 win over the College of Notre Dame (Md.), Hood's first win over Notre Dame in 14 tries in a series that dates back to 1998.

The native of Smithsburg, Md., then played the first half once again versus the University of Mary Washington and did not allow a goal while making four saves.

She saved her best game of the week for last though, making a career-high 16 saves, including rejecting three of four penalty kicks, to allow Hood to advance to the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament after upsetting third-seeded Stevenson.

The two teams were deadlocked at 0-0 after 110 minutes, forcing a shootout to decide who would advance to the semifinals. After surrending a score to Tonia Cristino in the first round of kicks, Buhrman was solid the rest of the way, denying attempts by Heather Redding, Allison Humphries and Stephanie Eyler, who combined for 27 of the Mustangs' 54 goals in the regular season.

Buhrman posted 21 total saves on the week and has not allowed a goal in 245 minutes dating back to Hood's win over Lancaster Bible College on Oct. 20.

Hood, the sixth seed in the tournament, will travel to St. Mary's City, Md., Tuesday to take on the second-seeded Seahawks at 2:30 p.m.

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