Gassie and Buhigas Shine for #ASunWSoc Weekly Accolades

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Mercer's Lauren Gassie and Lipscomb's Anna Buhigas collected their first career Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer weekly honors as announced by the league's office on Tuesday.

Gassie led the Bears' squad to a 2-1 victory vs. Alabama of the SEC, collecting a goal and the game-winning assist. This marked the first win against an SEC opponent for the Bears since the 1999 season.

LU's freshman goalkeeper Buhigas secured two shutouts for the Bisons with 17 saves. Buhigas started in all three of the Bisons' contests this week, leading them to a 1-1-1 record for the week.

Gassie is tied for a league leading eight points, while Buhigas leads the A-Sun with an .857 save percentage.

Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Player of the Week - Sept. 3rd
Quick Bio
 Lauren Gassie

• Junior
• Midfielder
• Winter Park, Fla.
• Psychology

• First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
• A-Sun Preseason All-Conference selection
• Tallied a goal and an assist vs. the SEC's Alabama
• Assisted the game-winning goal to defeat Alabama 2-1
• First victory for the Bears vs. an SEC opponent since 1999
• Tied for the most points in the league with eight

Stats for the Week: One Goal, One Assist , Two SOG
Next Mercer Contest: at Auburn; Friday, Sept. 6th          
Other Nominees: Kaitlyn Bassett, Jacksonville; Ellen Lundy, Lipscomb; Allison Ponzer, Northern Kentucky

Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 3rd
Quick Bio
 Anna Buhigas

• Fr.; Goalkeeper
• Columbus, Ohio
• Undeclared

• First Career A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week award
• First Defensive Player of the Week Honor for LU since Oct. 2008
• Secured 17 saves in three matches with nine vs. MTSU
• Recorded two shutouts this weekend with 1-1-1 record
• Held MTSU, the 2012 Sun Belt Champions to a 0-0 draw
• Started all 290 minutes this weekend allowing only two goals
• Her 0.857 save percentage leads the A-Sun

Stats for the Week: 0.622 GAA, .895 Save %, 17 Saves
Next LU Contest: Alabama State; Friday, Sept. 6th            

2013 Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School)
Aug. 26 Kaitlyn Bassett (Jacksonville) Tanner Ruberg (Northern Kentucky)
Sept 3rd Lauren Gassie (Mercer) Anna Buhigas (Lipscomb)