WKU’s Bach named C-USA keeper of the week following spotless performance against Rice


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WKU goalkeeper Alexis Bach (18) was awarded Conference USA Keeper of the Week honors on Tuesday, Oct. 5 following her perfect performance against the Rice Owls.

Drew Toennies, Soccer reporter

WKU graduate goalkeeper Alexis Bach was named the Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. The award was Bach’s first weekly conference honor as a Lady Topper.

The Lowville, New York native registered her fifth perfect game of the season on Saturday as WKU handed Rice, the reigning Conference USA tournament champions, its second shutout loss of the season. The Owls’s offense entered the match averaging 1.73 goals per game but Bach kept the Lady Toppers’ net clean, blocking three scoring attempts.

Bach’s five shutouts are the second most among all C-USA keepers and 25th-most in the nation. Bach has a 0.54 goals against average this season, a mark that leads the conference and ranks 19th in the country. Bach also holds a 87.2 save percentage, the best percentage in C-USA and 18th in the nation. She has 34 total saves so far this season.

The Lady Toppers are back in action on Friday, Oct. 8 to host the Old Dominion Monarchs at the WKU Soccer Complex at 6 p.m. CT. Both teams are currently tied for the top spot in the East Division of C-USA.

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