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Hollenbach Earns SEC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Missouri soccer team’s starting goalkeeper, redshirt sophomore Bella Hollenbach, was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week by the league office today, Sept. 11.

The distinction marks the second SEC weekly honor for Hollenbach but her first defensive award, having earned freshman of the week accolades last season.

Hollenbach helped the Tigers to a 2-0 week in net, totaling nine saves over two games and one clean sheet. After a penalty kick against border rival Illinois, the redshirt sophomore shut the door on the Illini, propelling the team to a 2-1 win. Following that performance, the keeper posted a shutout of Missouri State in St. Louis, making two point-blank saves to earn her first clean sheet of the season and fourth of her career.

The Tigers begin SEC action this week, traveling to Florida Friday, Sept. 15, to take on the Gators. Fans can watch the game on SEC Network+ starting at 6 p.m. CT.


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