COLUMBUS, Ohio Lauren Robertson, Ohio State’s competitive junior goalkeeper from Mission Viejo, Calif., is this week’s Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in two Buckeye wins last week that extended the team’s winning streak to four consecutive games. She shares the honor with Purdue’s Lauren Montenegro.
Robertson totaled nine saves in the two wins last week 2-0 over Wright State and 1-0 over Indiana in the team’s Big Ten Conference opener to move into third-place all-time at Ohio State with 14 career shutouts. Robertson made five saves against Wright State and followed that with a terrific four-save effort in the win over the Hoosiers.
“Lauren is one of the most competitive players I have ever coached,” Ohio State coach Lori Walker said. “She hates to lose. She always is trying to find a way to impact our success and two shutouts certainly help us succeed.”
Robertson, who picked up two Big Ten Conference player of the week honors last year, has not allowed a goal in the past 216 minutes covering parts of three games. During Ohio State's four-game winning streak, Robertson has allowed just one goal in 357 minutes.
Robertson and the 4-4-2 (1-0-0 in the Big Ten) Buckeyes host Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Then on Sunday, Oct. 5, the Buckeyes host Northwestern at “Jesse Owens” in a 3 p.m. game that will feature pink balloons for the fans and additional activities in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.