SEWARD, Neb. – Following a heroic effort that allowed Concordia women’s soccer to advance to the GPAC semifinals, freshman goalkeeper Chrissy Lind has been tabbed the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by league on Tuesday. Lind is the first Bulldog women’s soccer player to earn the distinction this season.
Lind receives the award on the strength of her performance in sixth-seeded Concordia’s GPAC quarterfinal with third-seeded Briar Cliff on Nov. 7. The native of Colorado Springs, Colo., made two impressive saves on penalty kicks to help lift the Bulldogs to the 3-1 advantage in the penalty kick shootout.
Prior to the shootout, Lind earned the third shutout of her career and of the season, making six saves as the game remained scoreless through 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.
On the season, Lind has made 13 starts while playing more than 1,230 minutes in goal. She has piled up 51 saves (.773 save percentage) and carries a goals against average of 1.10.
Lind and the Bulldogs will try to pull the upset of No. 2 seed Hastings on Tuesday (tonight) and advance to the GPAC title game. Kickoff from Hastings is set for 6 p.m. A live webcast can be viewed HERE.