Buhigas is first Lipscomb women's soccer player to earn Top Drawer Soccer Team of Week honor
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
By Mark McGee
Buhigas is first Lipscomb women's soccer player to earn Top Drawer Soccer Team of Week honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team has scored another first for the program.

Top Drawer Soccer, the most widely-read soccer publication in the United States, named Lipscomb senior goalkeeper Anna Buhigas as a member of the TDS Team of the Week. Freshman forward Olivia Doak earned honorable mention.

It is the first time a Lady Bisons player have received the honor.

Buhigas made nine saves over the weekend with six in a 1-1 tie with Belmont and three in a 2-0 shutout of Vanderbilt, the first Southeastern Conference win for the Lady Bisons in program history.

Doak, playing in her first two regular season games, has scored all three goals for Lipscomb so far this season. She had one against Belmont and two in the Vanderbilt win.

Doak was named ASUN Player of the Week and Buhigas was honored as the ASUN Defensive Player of the Week.

Doak led the conference in both goals and points.

Buhigas average .45 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.

The Lady Bisons return to the pitch Friday when they travel to Starkville, Mississippi to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a 7 p.m. game.


TDS Women’s Team of the Week (Aug. 19-21)

GK Anna Buhigas, Lipscomb – It was a big weekend for the senior goalkeeper and Lipscomb, which secured its first-ever win against an SEC opponent, defeating Vanderbilt 2-0. Buhigas made a total of nine saves across two games.

D Kellie Peay, Santa Clara – Peay’s effort across two matches made it a weekend to remember for the Broncos, as she scored a game winner and contributed to a tight 1-0 overtime win.

D Claire Wagner, Clemson – The center back played all but five minutes in Clemson’s two wins, including a 2-0 shutout against Aurburn. Wagner got on the score sheet in a 3-1 victory against Georgia.

M Taylor Racioppi, Duke – A rising star for the Blue Devils, Racioppi scored and had three assists as the Blue Devils romped to a 9-1 victory against Wofford. The New Jersey native also played 67 minutes in Duke’s 3-1 defeat of UCF on Sunday.

M Sonja Giraud, San Francisco – The German midfielder had a hand in three of the four Dons’ goals over the weekend, scoring the game-winning tally in Friday win over Florida Gulf Coast, while also scoring and assisting on another in a 2-1 defeat of UC Riverside.

M Kayla McKeon, Arkansas – Facing a tough road trip to Virginia, Arkansas snapped up wins against James Madison and VCU. McKeon had a lot to do with it, starting in her first college game on Friday against JMU, contributing a goal, and also scoring the winning goal as Arkansas picked up a come-from-behind 2-1 victory.

M Josee Stiever, Minnesota – Minnesota made it two wins from its first two games of the season thanks in large part to Stiever. The midfielder scored two goals and had two assists against Kansas and Utah, as the Golden Gophers made an ideal start to the season.

F Rylee Baisden, Pepperdine – It was an opening weekend scoring spree for Baisden, as the Waves won both of their first two matches. Baisden amassed three goals and chipped in two assists across the victories.

F Deyna Castellanos, Florida State – The Venezuelan youth national team star made a splash in her NCAA debut, scoring a tremendous goal in the second minute of a 1-0 win against Texas A&M. It was just one of two shots on goal the Seminoles had in the road win.

F Darian Jenkins, UCLA – Scoring the first hat trick by a UCLA player since Sydney Leroux, Jenkins paced the Bruins to a comfortable 5-0 victory in its opener against San Diego State.

F Amanda Ball, UC Santa Barbara – Another hat trick hero in California, Ball accounted for all three of UC Santa Barbara’s goals, including the decisive tally in a 3-2 win over Fresno State.

Honorable Mention: F Jackie Stengel (NC State), F Emma Heckendon (TCU), F Olivia Doak (Lipscomb), DAmandine Pierre-Louis (West Virginia), D Lotta Fennefoss (South Florida), F Toni Payne (Duke), F Savannah Jordan (Florida)