LSU Gold

Parker Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

by Aaron Hyder
Parker Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Baton Rouge, La. – Sophomore Lucy Parker has been named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week the conference office announced on Monday. This is the first time in her career that she has earned this award.

Parker played all 270 minutes in LSU’s three-win week that included three more shutouts against Lamar, Stetson and Samford. A member of the backline that has not allowed a goal in the last 540 minutes of play, Parker also added the first goal of her season in Sunday’s win against Samford.

With Samford possessing the ball and trying to enter a pass in to its frontline, Parker charged forward from her center-mid position and used a slide tackle to gain possession. She then got up and possessed the ball past midfield before passing it off to Tinaya Alexander. Alexander quickly moved it to the left side of the pitch where freshman Reese Moffatt was streaking down the sideline. Moffatt connected with Alexander’s pass and made a Samford defender miss before sending in a beauty of a cross. The cross carried just enough to clear the final Samford defender and came to rest on Parker’s foot. In a one on one situation with the Samford keeper from eight yards out, Parker floated a left-footed touch over the Samford keeper for the goal. The assist for Moffatt was the first of her collegiate career.

LSU’s current streak of not allowing a goal in the last 540 minutes of play is the second longest in the country. The Tigers travels to College Station for a match against No. 4 Texas A&M on Friday night.