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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Peters repeats as Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

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For the second-straight week Kansas goalkeeper Sarah Peters was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

The sophomore earned the honor after claiming her third-straight shutout in the Jayhawks' 3-0 win over Kansas State on Oct. 18. The announcement marked the fourth time a Jayhawk has been named the conference's player of the week this season.

Peters notched her third-straight shutout against Kansas State, recording seven saves in helping her team extend KU's current opponent scoreless streak to 318 minutes. Peters' seven shutouts on the year are the most in the league and her 0.76 goals-against average is second among Big 12 keepers who have played at least 800 minutes.

Tuesday's announcement marked the first time since 2011 that a Jayhawk has claimed back-to-back Big 12 weekly awards and the first time since 2007 that a Jayhawk has earned defensive player of the week honors in consecutive weeks.

Kansas (11-4-1) will play host to West Virginia at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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