Bradley Named C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week

Sept. 12, 2016

DENTON – North Texas goalkeeper Brooke Bradley had a well-rounded weekend in goal for the Mean Green. She did not allow a goal in 45 minutes of play against Texas Southern while also recording her first career assist, and she tied a career high with 10 saves in a loss to No. 25 Arkansas.

For her efforts, she was named Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time this season.

“Brooke has been playing really well for us in goal this year, and it continues to show,” said North Texas goalkeeper coach Matt Montayne. “Her work ethic and leadership holds our backline together. We strive on defense first so we must give credit to our entire defensive unit as well.”

Bradley won her fifth game of the season against Texas Southern. She did not allow a goal and had to make just one save in 45 minutes of play. She also recorded her first career assist with a free kick she took after the Tigers were called offsides. Her long kick directly led to a Lauryn Bruffett goal.

In the 1-0 loss to No. 25 Arkansas, Bradley made several goal-saving stops, finishing with 10 saves, which ties a career best.

Bradley is ranked No. 29 nationally in save percentage (.875) and No. 27 in shutouts (3).

“Being a goalkeeper gives you a different perspective on the game,” Montayne said. “You have a physical job to do in which you can only do well by paying attention to your mental well-being and by controlling only what you can control in the game. This what Brooke does week in and week out.”

The North Texas soccer team concludes its non-conference schedule with a road game against Texas on Friday at 7 p.m. The Mean Green opens conference play on the road against Rice on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.

 

 

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