DANBURY, Conn. - Loyola University Maryland senior Molly Wolf and freshman Hannah Powers have picked up a pair of honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), with Wolf being named the Corvias ECAC Defensive Player of the Week and Powers earning Rookie of the Week accolades.
In goal last week, Wolf stopped 18 shots in picking up a pair of road wins, a 12-9 victory at Georgetown on Tuesday and a 10-6 win at Boston University Saturday, and Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday. Her 14 saves against the Terriers tied a career high and marked the Baltimore native’s 20th double-figure save game and fifth of the season. She stopped nine shots in the first half of the contest to help the Greyhounds build a 5-4 lead and then saved five more shots in the second half, while only allowing a pair of free-position goals.
Powers, the Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week this week, led Loyola to the win at Georgetown by recording four goals in a 6-0 run that saw Loyola turn a 4-3 deficit into a 9-4 advantage midway through the second half. The Skaneateles, New York, native also assisted two goals in the game to finish with a game-high six points and her first career hat trick.
For the season, Wolf leads the Patriot League in save percentage (.506), ranks second in saves per game (8.30) and third in goals-against average (8.73), while her 531 career saves moves her into fifth on Loyola’s all-time career records. Powers leads the Greyhounds with 13 assists this year, which ranks seventh in the Patriot League in assists per game (1.30), and is second on the team in points, with 27.
This marks the third career weekly honor that Wolf has received from the ECAC as she was a two-time ECAC Division I South Defensive Player of the Week last season.
Loyola will step out of conference play for its next game, as it hosts No. 13 Princeton Wednesday at 7 p.m.