TOWSON, Md. — Goucher's Demie Huffman (Granville, Ohio/Granville), who didn't allow either opponent to score a goal in the two games she appeared in, was named the Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week by the Landmark Conference today. The honor covers the seven-day period that concluded Sunday during which the Gophers won two times to improve to 5-1.
In the 4-0 victory over Immaculata, Huffman, who has started all six games this season, made three saves before being relieved with 12:36 remaining; she played the entire first half when the Gophers pinned a 5-2 setback on Bethany (W.Va.) and stopped the only two shots the Bison were able to get off.
With her performances in last week's two games, the senior goalie lowered her goals against average for the season to 0.21.
Hufmann has surrendered only one goal in 2015, and since she was beaten by Neumann's Jessica Harrell in the second half of the first game of the season, Huffman has gone 288 minutes and 53 seconds without allowing an opponent to score.
The Gophers host Moravian on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the first Landmark Conference game of the season for both teams.