Writen By: Kristin Whitman
Gulf South Conference announces Olivia Mills, VSU’s women’s soccer goalkeeper, defensive player of the week on Tuesday, for the fourth time in her career.
Mills led the team to two GSC victories this past weekend with a 2-1 finish against Christian Brothers followed by a 2-0 shutout against Delta State.
Mills faced nine shots in the two games. The only goal past Mills was a penalty kick from CBU’s Camilla Rodrigues in the 57th minute after a foul was drawn in the penalty box.
Mill’s relieved the pressure from the rest of the team at the DSU contest after making a diving save on goal from DSU’s Erin Tucker.
The Blazers hold a strong 2-0 lead in their conference play and represent the number one team the in GSC.
In 2011, Mills played as a freshman and started 17 of the 19 games with 59 saves, including three the week she won her first GSC defensive player award in October. Mills’s record for her freshman season was 11-5-2 with eight shutout games.
In 2012, Mills served as goalkeeper in all 20 matches, starting 18. Mills won her second player award with 12 saves while giving up two goals in two games. She finished with a 12-5-2 record, nine shutouts and 66 saves on the season.
In 2013, Mills started in VSU’s 17 games. Mills recorded three saves and allowed one goal when she won her third player award of her career. Mills denied 65 of the goals attempted and led the team to a record of 8-5-3. She finished with six shutouts.
Mills and the entire team look to keep its GSC record up this Friday, Sept. 26 at Shorter University and Sunday, Sept. 28 at home against Lee University.