ACC Women’s Soccer: Atanda and Proctor Named ACC Players of the Week
Atanda scored game winner against No. 8/9 South Carolina; Proctor led Duke to a pair of shutouts
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson junior midfielder Catrina Atanda has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Duke sophomore goalkeeper EJ Proctor has been selected as the ACC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after helping their teams to wins over fellow ranked opponents.
Atanda scored the game-winning goal in the 17th-ranked Tigers’ 2-1 upset over No. 8/9 South Carolina on Friday. Her goal in the 16th minute was her first of the season after she led the team in scoring last year. Less than two minutes after Shannon Horan found the back of the net to knot the score, 1-1, Atanda chipped the ball over the South Carolina keeper’s head for the opportunistic game winner. Clemson’s victory over the Gamecocks was also the first win against South Carolina in the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series for 2015-16.
Proctor registered her first two shutouts of her career, both coming against ranked opponents. On Friday on the road at fourth-ranked Penn State, Proctor registered a career-high 11 saves over 110 minutes as she helped Duke to a 0-0 draw. The Nittany Lions attempted a total of 21 shots on the night. She closed the week against 25th-ranked William & Mary with three saves over 90 minutes to get her second straight shutout. In four matches this year, Proctor has a 0.00 goals-against average in 298.44 minutes. The Blue Devils have opened the season with four straight shutouts for the first time since 1997.