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Awuah and Stroope Earn GLIAC Player of the Week Honors

Awuah and Stroope Earn GLIAC Player of the Week Honors


BAY CITY, Mich.—Following weekend wins over Malone University and Walsh University, freshman forward Elizabeth Awuah (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) and junior goalkeeper Sarah Stroope (Oxford, Mich./Oxford) have earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors. This is the first time a Lake Erie women's soccer player has earned either honor.

The Storm defeated Malone 4-1 on Friday (Sept. 30) and Walsh 2-0 on Sunday (Sept. 29) to improve to 3-5 on the season.

Awuah tallied seven points in the Storm's two games.  In the Storm's win over Malone, Awuah scored two-first half goals and assisted on another goal in the second half.  On Sunday, Awuah scored the eventual game-winning goal against Walsh University, lifting the Storm to the 2-0 victory.

Stroope did not allow a goal in two games to lead the Storm defense. Playing in just the first-half of the Storm's win over Malone, Stroope made three saves without giving up a goal. Against Walsh, Stroope went the distance, making five saves and a number of key plays in the box for the Storm's first shutout of the season and the first of her career.