Berry Snags Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week Nod

Senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry posted her sixth shutout of the season on Saturday.
Senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry posted her sixth shutout of the season on Saturday.
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Senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) has been stopping pretty much every shot she faces this season, and this past week was no exception. Berry didn't allow a goal in 156 minutes last week, helping her earn Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week honors for women's soccer.

Berry opened the week by playing the first 66 minutes in a 6-0 win over Drew at Weiss Field on Wednesday, Oct. 10. She didn't face a shot on goal, but directed the defense from her line as the Royals held the Rangers to just four wayward attempts.

Three days later, Berry had one of her best games of the season, making four stops in a 3-0 win over Elizabethtown at Weiss Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. Three of those saves came in the first half, including a diving stop on a shot that appeared ticketed for the upper right corner in the 34th minute. The Royals were clinging to a 1-0 lead at the time.

Saturday's shutout was the sixth of the season for Berry. She now has 19 for her career, which rank seventh in program history. This year, she has posted a 0.28 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage, both of which would rank second on Scranton's single-season lists. Both numbers also rank in the top 20 nationally this season.

Berry and the women's soccer team will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 17, when they travel to Haverford, Pa. to take on Haverford in a non-conference match at 4 p.m.

--ROYALS--