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UVA goalkeeper Taylor Henriksen wins ACC Field Hockey weekly honor

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UVA field hockey goalkeeper Taylor Henriksen (88). Photo courtesy UVA Athletics.

Virginia sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Henriksen earned ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Louisville senior midfielder/forward Mercedes Pastor has been named the Offensive Player of the Week.

Henriksen tallied 12 saves in two matches versus Wake Forest, including a career-high nine in Saturday’s tough 2-1 non-conference loss to the Demon Deacons. The sophomore from Falls Church then registered her first career shutout while making three saves as the Cavaliers opened ACC play with a 1-0 win on Sunday.

Pastor helped the Cardinals to two wins over visiting Duke in their opening weekend, including a pair of goals in Saturday’s conference game that keyed a 3-0 victory. The Argentina native dished out an assist to give Louisville a 1-0 lead in Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Blue Devils. For the weekend, Pastor led the team’s attack with eight shots, five of which landed on goal.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].