CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland senior goalkeeper Molly Wolf was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Hannah Powers was honored as the League’s Rookie of the Week, as announced by the League office Monday.
Senior attacker Maddy Blakeman and senior defender Maddy Lesher were also included on the League’s honorable mention performances for their play in helping Loyola pick up a pair of road wins last week. The Greyhounds downed Georgetown, 12-9, on Tuesday before picking up a 10-6 victory at Boston University on Saturday.
In goal, Wolf continued her outstanding play by making 14 saves against the Terriers, helping Loyola move to 3-0 in the Patriot League. The 14 saves tied a career high and marked the Baltimore native’s 20th double-figure save effort overall and fifth this season. Wolf stopped nine shots in the first half to help the Greyhounds build a 5-4 lead and made five saves in the second half, while allowing only a pair of free-position goals.
Wolf also made four saves in a 12-9 win at Georgetown on Tuesday, and totaled a combined six ground balls and three caused turnovers in the two contests. With 531 career saves, Wolf passed Kerry Stoothoff (2009-12) for fifth place in the program’s all-time career records.
Powers led Loyola to the win at Georgetown by recording four goals in a 6-0 run that saw the Greyhounds turn a 4-3 deficit into a 9-4 advantage midway through the second half. Powers also added two assists in the game to finish with a game-high six points and her first career hat trick.
The attacker from Skaneateles, New York, finished the week tied on the team for points, adding two goals at Boston University to finish with six goals, two assists and eight points.
For the season, Wolf leads the Patriot League in save percentage (.506), while she ranks second in saves per game (8.30) and third in goals-against average (8.73). Powers ranks seventh in assists per game, dishing out 1.30.
This marks the third weekly award for both Powers and Wolf this season, while it is also Wolf’s fifth career weekly honor from the Patriot League.
Loyola will step out of conference play on Wednesday, when it hosts No. 13 Princeton in the squad’s final non-conference game of the season. Opening draw is scheduled for 7 p.m.