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APSU Soccer’s Nikki Filippone named OVC Goalkeeper of the Week

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Junior Nikki Filippone, of the Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team, has been named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week by a vote of the conference’s sports information directors.

APSU's Nikki Filippone

Filippone was electric in two matches for the Lady Govs last weekend, shutting out Southeast Missouri and conference-leading SIU Edwardsville for two huge wins for Austin Peay.

She recorded seven saves against the Redhawks and six saves against the Cougars for her season’s first two clean sheets to move the Lady Govs above .500 in OVC play.

For the season, Filippone is now 3-3-0 with 56 saves and a 1.49 goals-against average. Her 0.80 GAA in 2013 was the second-best single-season mark in Austin Peay history. Her saves mark ranks sixth in the OVC entering Austin Peay’s upcoming slate against Jacksonville State (7:00pm, Friday, October 17th) and Tennessee Tech (2:00pm, Sunday, October 19th).

“Nikki had a great weekend in preserving shutouts against two very dangerous teams,” said head coach Kelley Guth. “I’m extremely proud of her and look forward to seeing what she has in store for the rest of the season.”

The honor is the first weekly award earned by the Woodbridge, Ontario native in her Austin Peay career. She is the first Austin Peay keeper to take a weekly award from the conference since Haylee Shoaff won for the week of October 23rd, 2012.


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