#SummitWSOC Weekly Notebook: No. 5

South Dakota freshman Tiannah Moore has four goals early in her career and ranks second among Summit League players entering the weekend.
South Dakota freshman Tiannah Moore has four goals early in her career and ranks second among Summit League players entering the weekend.

With five more shutouts last week, Summit League teams have now combined for 22 just under a month into the season. That already puts the teams within nine of the total amount of 31 from the 2017 season. All nine teams will get the chance to add to that figure, but a majority of the matches slated for this week will not be played in friendly confines.

Around The League
• Twelve of the league's 13 matches over the remainder of the week will be true road contests. Oral Roberts has the only home match, which will be played Sunday against Missouri State. The Golden Eagles will look to snap a four-game losing streak on Friday against cross-town rival Tulsa.
• Purdue Fort Wayne's Allyson Hayner captured the program's first Defensive Player of the Week accolade since 2015 after leading the Mastodons to a 1-0-1 record against a pair of Horizon League-foes last week. Purdue Fort Wayne is off to much better start at 2-4-2 after posting a 1-17 record in 2017.
• Hayner shared the defensive honor with Denver goalkeeper Brittany Wilson, who has the Pioneers on a four-match unbeaten streak. Wilson made seven saves in a 1-0 win over Eastern Washington that featured a Hannah Adler golden goal in the 107th minute.
• DU takes a 3-2-2 record into its final match of this year's Colorado Cup. The Pioneers will face a tall task against a Colorado team that is 6-0-1.
• NDSU sophomore Brookelyn Dew earned her first weekly offensive honor after leading the Bison to a 2-1 victory over Northern Iowa. Dew assisted on the first goal, then scored the game-winner in the 88th minute. 
• The Bison have an 11-day break before returning to action at the Rainbow Wahine Shootout Sept. 20-22 in Waipahu, Hawaii. 
• After opening the season 0-4-1, Omaha has posted back-to-back shutouts, including a 1-0 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.
• South Dakota freshman Tiannah Moore had the first multiple-goal game of her career in a 4-1 win over Green Bay. Moore tallied the third and fourth goals of that contest as she ranks second in the league with four total on the season.
• The Coyotes lead The Summit League with 13 goals and 14 assists.
• South Dakota State wrapped up a six-match homestand on Monday with a 2-0 loss to Pac-12 member Arizona State. The Jackrabbits went 4-2 during that stretch and resume play Thursday at Idaho State.
• North Dakota picked up its league-leading fifth shutout of the season in a 3-0 mid-week win over Minnesota Duluth. Senior Katie Moller netted The Summit League's second hat trick of the season and now leads the league with six goals.
• The Fighting Hawks saw their season-opening shutout stretch reach 547:42 before surrendering a goal to Bemidji State. The Beavers ended up with a 1-0 victory, dealing UND its first loss of the campaign.
• Western Illinois picked up a 1-1 tie against MAC-member Ball State on Sunday and return to the road for a pair of matches this weekend at Chicago State (Friday) and at Drake (Sunday).

2018 Players of the Week

August 20
Offense: Katie Moller, Sr., F, North Dakota
Defense: Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl, Sr., GK, Oral Roberts

August 27
Offense: Leah Manuleleua, Jr., F, South Dakota State
Defense: Parker Rytz, Sr., GK, South Dakota

September 4
Offense: Meg Halvorson, So., MF, Denver
Defense: Olivia Swenson, Sr., GK, North Dakota

September 10
Offense: Brookelyn Dew, So., F, North Dakota State
Defense: Allyson Hayner, Sr., D, Purdue Fort Wayne
Defense: Brittany Wilson, Jr., GK, Denver

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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website