Posted On October 11, 2017 by PUSC
OGDEN, Utah (Oct. 10, 2017) – Portland State swept Player of the Week honors after two dramatic wins on the week. Katie Forsee contributed to all three PSU goals with two goals and an assist to earn the offensive honor. Abbie Faingold made eight saves over the two game span to pick up the Defensive Player of the Week award.
Abbie Faingold denied eight shots on goal and only allowed a single goal in Portland State’s two wins on the weekend. Against Northern Arizona, Faingold didn’t allow a goal despite NAU putting pressure on the Portland State defense the entire second half. The Lumberjacks attempted eight shots with two being on goal and Faingold stopped both shots. The goalkeeper really shined versus Sacramento State on Sunday. The Hornets attempted 16 shots, seven on goal, during the match. After Sacramento State scored right before intermission, the redshirt-junior denied every shot attempt in the second half as Portland State came from behind to win a 2-1 thriller.
Katie Forsee produced two game-winning goals on the weekend with the first one coming over Northern Arizona off of a penalty kick for the only goal of the match. In Sunday’s thriller versus Sacramento State, Forsee earned an assist after a Morgan Matthews goal tied the match in the middle of the second half. Minutes later Forsee scored the go-ahead goal to clinch the win for Portland State.
Forsee’s two goals over the weekend upped her total to eight goals on the season which leads the Big Sky. Additionally, the senior leads the conference with 19 points and ranks top-50 in the nation in both categories.
With the two wins Portland State is sitting in second alone in the Big Sky standings with 12 points. The Vikings are set to collide with first-place Eastern Washington (13 points) in Cheney, Wash. on Friday night before finishing out the weekend at Idaho.
Offense: Emma Vanderhyden (EWU), Myah Merino (UI), Alexa Coyle (UM), Adrian Nixt (NAU), Caitlin Prothe (SAC), MaKenzie Lawrence (SUU)
Defense: Emily Busselman (EWU), Makayla Presgrave (UI), Taryn Miller (UM), Taryn Benham (NAU), Kaylyn Evans (SAC), Kaitlyn Caldera (SUU)