Senior defender Hannah DeMars (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) had a big game on Saturday, helping The University of Scranton women's soccer team complete an unbeaten regular season in Landmark Conference play. As a result, she has been named the conference's Defensive Athlete of the Week for women's soccer for the second straight week.
DeMars scored the match-tying goal, then helped anchor a back line that kept Catholic scoreless over the final 73 minutes in a 2-1 overtime victory on Senior Day at Fitzpatrick Field.
The Royals trailed 1-0 at halftime, but DeMars made sure that deficit disappeared quickly, scoring her third goal of the season and 15th of her career just 50 seconds into the second half. From there, DeMars and the rest of the defense held Catholic to just five shots after halftime, putting the Royals in position to win midway through the overtime period.
DeMars also won the award last week after helping the Royals post a pair of shutouts.
The women's soccer team enters this week's Landmark Conference playoffs as the top seed and looking to defend the championship it won last November. The Royals will host fourth-seeded Elizabethtown on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.