COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State senior Carla Arbulu has been named to Soccer Buzz Magazine’s first Elite Team of the Week for 2007. The forward/defender from Grover Beach, Calif., is one of 18 players nationally to be selected for the honor.
Arbulu recorded five points last weekend as the Buckeyes defeated Butler and St. Louis in Columbus. Against the Bulldogs, Arbulu notched two assists in OSU’s season-opening 3-0 win. On Sunday, Arbulu tallied a goal and an assist in the 3-2, two-overtime victory over St. Louis. Her final point of the weekend was her most significant. She assisted on Lara Dickenmann’s game winner in the second overtime period against the Billikens.
Arbulu has moved into a tie for 8th-place at Ohio State with 13 career assists. She has recorded assists on three game-winning goals over the past two seasons.
Ohio State, which defeated Wright State, 3-0, on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 on the season, hosts Pepperdine Friday at 7:30 p.m. and San Diego Sunday at 1 p.m. in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
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