INDIANAPOLIS — With two shutout wins over Malone and Walsh last week, Ohio Dominican freshman goalkeeper Ian Crook (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned Great Midwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday.
Crook recorded 12 saves in the two matches with six saves in each win. The shutouts are the first clean sheets of the year for the Panthers. Crook has started in five matches this season and boasts 33 saves on the year with a save percentage of .702.
The award is the second conference player of the week honor for the Panther defense, with junior defender Phillip Kelly (Canal Winchester, Ohio) earning defensive player of the week honors in week one.
ODU defeated Malone by a final tally of 3-0 on Thursday in its largest margin of victory this season. The Panthers followed up the performance with a 2-0 win over Walsh on Saturday night in the Brock Taylor Memorial Match, holding a Cavalier offense that entered the match averaging 2.45 goals per match, scoreless.
Ohio Dominican will look to build off its two-match winning streak this week when it travels to Lake Erie on Thursday night for a match with the Storm at 12 p.m.
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