Merfeld Tabbed As NWC's Defensive Athlete of the Week

Logger goalkeeper Kara Merfeld earned NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week honors for her role in a pair of shutouts last week for the Puget Sound women's soccer teams. The Loggers beat Lewis & Clark 3-0 and downed Pacific 1-0 in overtime to move into a tie for first place in the NWC.

Merfled made five saves for the Loggers this week as they moved to 6-1-1 in NWC play. Merfeld ranks tops in the conference and fourth in the NCAA Division III with a 0.14 goals against average. She has allowed just one goal in 642 minutes played.

Merfeld's .950 save percentage also is best in the NWC as well as sixth in Division III.

The Loggers host Whitworth on Saturday at noon in a crucial matchup of first place teams in the NWC. Whitworth is also 6-1-1 and defeated the Loggers 1-0 in Spokane, Wash. on Sep. 30.