Sauerwein Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

MUTIGERS.COM Sauerwein earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 28
Sauerwein earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 28

Oct. 28, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein (North Richland Hills, Texas) was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Sauerwein helped the Tigers go 1-0-1 in a double overtime win at Kentucky (2-1) and a 1-1 double overtime tie to Kentucky last week

Sauerwein held Kentucky's high-powered offense to just one goal over 108 minutes of play in Mizzou's 2-1 double overtime road win on Oct. 25. She then allowed one goal over 110 minutes of play to Tennessee in a 1-1 tie on Oct. 27. Over the weekend, Sauerwein posted a 0.83 goals against average and made 12 saves.

Against Tennessee, Sauerwein broke Mizzou's career saves record as she ended the game with 296, besting Jackie Adamec's old mark of 295. The redshirt junior also holds the Tigers' career minutes played in goal and games played in goal records and is just one victory shy of tying Tasha Dittamore's school record of 35 career wins. Additionally, her career goals against average of 1.14 currently ranks second all-time.

In 2013, Sauerwein boasts a 1.06 goals against average and an .820 save percentage, while her numbers in SEC play drop to a 0.92 goals against average and a 0.859 save percentage.

Sauerwein and Mizzou close out the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 31 with a 7 p.m. match against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.



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