Clewer named CAC Defensive Player of the Week for second time this season

YORK, Pa. – Salisbury sophomore goalie Rachel Clewer was named Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Clewer made three critical saves in the opening minutes of a highly anticipated top-five matchup between the No. 2 Salisbury University field hockey team and No. 4 Messiah College. Salisbury would go on to win 4-1.

The Elkton, Md., native recorded her first save just five minutes into the scoreless contest to help turn the momentum in SU's favor as the Sea Gulls scored minutes later. Clewer then turned away a shot, nearly three minutes after taking the 1-0 lead, to keep the Falcons off the board; Clewer would make her last save just minutes before the first half ended.

Clewer has allowed just four goals this season in her six starts in the cage for a 0.76 goals-against average and a save percentage of .778.

This is the third time a Sea Gull has been honored as the CAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. Clewer has now been tabbed CAC Defensive Player of the Week twice this season, as she was the first honoree on Sept. 3. Teammate, senior, Amber Holland was named CAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10.

The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 19, as they host No. 7 Catholic University of America at Sea Gull Stadium. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

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