Welsh Snags Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week Honors

Junior goalkeeper Krissy Welsh has a 0.93 goals-against average after three games.
Junior goalkeeper Krissy Welsh has a 0.93 goals-against average after three games.
Krissy Welsh


Sophomore goalkeeper Krissy Welsh (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) had one of the best games of her career over the weekend, shutting out a strong Gettysburg team over 110 minutes in a 0-0 draw in the Gettysburg Cup.

After making nine saves, one shy of tying her career high, in that match, Welsh has been named the Landmark Conference's Defensive Athlete of the Week.

Welsh was at her best against a tough opponent that had scored five goals just 24 hours earlier. In the match Sunday night, she made a pair of leaping saves late in the first half to keep the game scoreless. Later on, she stopped a Gettysburg breakaway with a kick save a few minutes before the end of regulation. She capped her standout effort by making three saves in the first overtime and a fourth in the second extra period.

The shutout was Welsh's first of the season and sixth of her career.

Earlier in the week, she allowed only a penalty kick goal in a 3-1 victory over Kean in the season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Fitzpatrick Field.

On Saturday, she made five saves in a 2-1 loss to McDaniel in the first day of the Gettysburg Cup.

For the season, Welsh has made 14 saves, has a save percentage of .824 and a goals-against average of 0.93.

The women's soccer team returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 12, when they host Lebanon Valley at 1 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field in the first day of the Joe Bocicchio Classic.

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