Isabel Briones Picks up Second C-USA Defensive Player of the Week Award
Oct. 17, 2005
Memphis, Tenn. - Sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Briones was named the the Conference USA co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It is the second time this year that she has garnered this award. Briones, a native of Gadsden, Ala., recorded her fifth shutout of the year last Friday as the Tigers handed UAB its first conference loss of the season, 1-0.
Briones, who also was the C-USA defensive player of the week on September 12th after she recorded two shutouts that week, made a season-high nine saves off 16 UAB shots, including seven saves in the first half, to help the Tigers defeat the Blazers for the first time since 2002, breaking a three-game losing streak to UAB. The nine saves were also the second most of her career, topped by only the 12 saves she made against the Blazers last season. Briones shared the award this week with Ashley Gunter of SMU.
Briones' five shutouts this year are just one shy of tying the school record for shutouts in a season and her current goals against average of 0.98 is also on pace to break the school record of 1.18.