Related: USA South Release
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Coming off a 3-0 week, two Covenant women's soccer players earned USA South weekly honors, announced the conference on Monday afternoon. Freshman Lizzy Hightower was named USA South Rookie of the Week, while sophomore Rachel Lemay was the conference's Defensive Player of the Week.
The honor for Hightower is the first of her career and it is Lemay's second Defensive Player of the Week honor in her career.
Hightower, a freshman from Huntsville, Ala., tallied two goals and one assist on the week for Covenant. She had the assist on Abby Gienapp's eventual game-winner in the first half of the Lady Scots' 1-0 win at Birmingham Southern last Tuesday. Hightower then accounted for both goals, the first two of her career, in Covenant's 2-1 win over Piedmont on Friday. Hightower then helped the Lady Scots to a 1-0 shutout over Salem on Saturday.
Hightower's five-point performance on the week has her tied for the team lead with two goals on the year to go along with one assist.
Lemay, a sophomore from Apopka, Fla., allowed just one goal in 270 minutes at the net during the week and made 14 saves. She had three saves in the 1-0 win at Birmingham Southern on Tuesday and then made five saves in the 2-1 win over Piedmont on Friday. Lemay picked up her second shutout of the week and made six saves in a 1-0 win over Salem on Saturday.
Lemay has eight career shutouts and has allowed just four goals in five matches this year for a 0.80 goals against average. Her .867 saves percentage ranks fifth in the USA South.
Covenant will travel to Montgomery, Ala., on Friday to take on Huntingdon. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. EDT.
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