Sophomore goalie Amanda Steinberg (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) came through time and again in a pair of NCAA Division III Tournament matches over the weekend for the women's soccer team, and for her efforts, she was named The University of Scranton Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career on Monday.
First, on Saturday against previously unbeaten Centre (Ky.) in a First Round match, Steinberg made seven saves (including three in the second overtime) to keep the Colonels from scoring a game-winning goal.
Steinberg's effort's sent the game into penalty kicks after 110 minutes of action and there with things tied up at 3-3, she made the biggest save of the season on a Centre penalty kick. From there, the Royals converted their next two PK's to take it, 5-4, and advance to the Second Round.
Against host, Ohio Northern on Sunday, Steinberg and the Royals defense kept the Polar Bears off the scoreboard for 110 minutes, as she stopped six shots (three in the overtime periods) to send yet another match to penalty kicks. There, she made one save, but it wasn't enough, as Ohio Northern advanced to the Sweet 16, 4-2.
The effort by Steinberg on the weekend completed a successful 2019 season for the sophomore, as she started every game for the Royals in net on their way to a Landmark Conference championship and an 11-5-5 overall mark. In all, she made 64 saves and posted a goals-against-average of 0.90, recording a total of six shutouts throughout the course of the 2019 season.
For the full list of University of Scranton Athletes of the Week for the 2019-20 athletics year. click here: https://athletics.scranton.edu/Awards_-_Honors/Athletes_of_the_Week/Athletes_of_the_Week_2019-20