Bailey Bosler

ROCK HILL, S.C.—Tusculum University freshman goalkeeper Bailey Bosler has been honored as the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's soccer for the week ending Oct. 21, the SAC office announced Tuesday.

In her only start of the week, Bosler had four saves as the Pioneers beat Lincoln Memorial 1-0 on the road in overtime last Wednesday afternoon. Tusculum was outshot by LMU 19-8 in the match, but Bosler delivered her second shutout in six starts this season.

It is the second time this year that Bosler has been recognized by the SAC, having previously earned the honor on Oct. 9 after making six saves in a 2-1 road win over 12th-ranked Carson-Newman that snapped the Eagles' 18-match SAC regular-season winning streak and 17-match SAC home win streak.

The Waterloo, Illinois native has compiled a 3-2-1 record with a 1.12 goals against average and a .851 save percentage in her six starts. Her 40 saves are second on the team, and include a 12-save performance against Wingate on Sept. 22 and 11 stops in a draw at Anderson on Oct. 13.

The Pioneers (7-5-3 overall, 4-3-2 SAC) return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 24 with a non-conference match at third-ranked Columbus State. Tusculum will finish the regular season on the road Saturday, Oct. 27 at Coker.

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