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May 31, 2023 12:41 am

Barry, Gott sweep weekly league honors

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The UMO women’s soccer program claimed a pair of weekly accolades from the Conference Carolinas on Tuesday morning, as sophomore defender Karen Barry was named the Offensive Player of the Week and senior defender Jaslyn Gott was selected the Defensive Player of the Week.

Barry and Gott led the Trojans to a 2-0 mark at home in conference play behind a regionally-ranked 1-0 shutout win over UNC Pembroke and a 3-0 victory versus King.

A sophomore defender from Clinton Township, Mich., Barry registered three free-kick goals as the Trojans posted two conference shutouts last week. She scored the game-winner on a free-kick in the 85th minute Wednesday night to earn a 1-0 victory over UNC Pembroke. On Saturday, Barry delivered a two-goal performance as the free-kick specialist scored twice in the second half in the 51st and 63rd minutes in a 3-0 win versus King.

Barry is now tied for the fourth on the team with three goals this season after playing in 10 contests with five starts.

A native of Swartz Creek, Mich., Gott played a key defensive role in 170 minutes on the backline for UMO in two league matches the previous week. The 5-foot-8 senior led the defense that held the top offense in the conference to just two shots on goal in win over the Braves on Wednesday in 90 minutes of play. On Saturday, Gott and the Trojans secured a victory over King and held the Tornado to just two chances on goal.

Gott is one of only four players to start every game this season and ranks second on the team with 1,067 minutes played.