The Southland Conference named Texas State’s Jessica Lewis as its defensive player of the week Tuesday after she led a defensive effort that shut out Baylor and held Houston Baptist to one goal.
Lewis played a team-high 213 minutes, earning starting roles in both Bobcat decisions. Between a 0-0 double-overtime tie against Baylor and a 2-1 double-overtime win against Houston Baptist, they gave up only goal in, basically, two and one-half game’s worth of action.
The sophomore defender also was fairly successful shooting the ball, trying five shots during the weekend and landing two of them on goal, though neither of them scored.
“Jessica played very well this weekend,” Texas State coach Kat Conner said. “She helped out, helped change possession and the point of attack right when we needed it most.”
Lewis joins Stephen F. Austin’s Brenna Crockett and Lamar’s Jennifer Gibbs in the weekly recognition. Crockett earned offensive honors after recording her first multi-goal game and Gibbs was acknowledged after recording Lamar’s first-ever shutout on the road.
The Bobcats (4-3-2) will open their Southland Conference schedule this weekend, with a Friday night game at McNeese State and a Sunday afternoon meeting at Lamar.