For the first time in her career Caragan Treola (JR/Fayetteville, Tenn.) was awarded Appalachian Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defender of the Week. The Lions defeated Montreat College (N.C.) 1-0 on Saturday, delivering the visiting Cavaliers their first loss of the season.
Treola was crucial in that victory as she recorded 7 saves through a complete 90 minutes to help the Cavaliers stay off the board in the conference-opener shutout. Treola’s defensive prowess between the posts was supported by the offense with the game-winning goal early in the second half.
With the victory over Montreat, the Lions move to 1-0 in conference play and 2-4 overall.
Previous Player of the Week award winners
Week 1 - Hailee Hinthorne, Union (Defensive); Tori Wilson, Truett McConnell (Offensive)
Week 2 - Hailee Hinthorne, Union (Defensive); Chloe Rootes, Tennessee Wesleyan (Offensive)
Week 3 - Kelly Morine, Tennessee Wesleyan (Defensive); Makena Giles, Bryan (Offensive)
Week 4 - Caragan Treola, Bryan (Defensive); Brianna Smotherman, Reinhardt (Offensive)
Up next for the Bryan women’s soccer team is a home game against Kentucky Christian University. The Lions and Knights are set to kick-off at 5pm on Wednesday, Sept. 18. KCU is currently 0-3-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.