Welsh Nabs Landmark Conference Honor After Posting 10th Shutout

Junior goalkeeper Krissy Welsh has 10 shutouts this season.
Junior goalkeeper Krissy Welsh has 10 shutouts this season.

Junior goalkeeper Krissy Welsh (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) became the sixth player in University of Scranton women's soccer history to post 10 or more shutouts in a season over the weekend.

Welsh made three saves in a 1-0 overtime victory at Elizabethtown on Saturday, Oct. 31, her 10th clean sheet of the season. As a result, she has been named Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week for women's soccer.

In Saturday's victory, Welsh made a pair of first-half saves and one in the second half as the Royals secured the no. 2 seed in this week's Landmark Conference playoffs with the win. The shutout was her fourth in the Royals' last five games, and ninth out of the last 11.

The award marks the second time this season Welsh has been named Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week. She was also honored on Sept. 8 after making nine saves in a scoreless draw at Gettysburg on Sept. 6.

Welsh's 10 shutouts this season are tied for eighth-most in a single season in program history. She now has 15 career shutouts, which are also tied for eighth in team history. For the season, Welsh has a 0.55 goals-against average and has allowed just nine goals in 16 games.

Scranton will host Elizabethtown on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in a Landmark Conference semifinal at Fitzpatrick Field.

--ROYALS--