Virginia Tech’s Johnson and Louisville’s Vincent Earn ACC Women’s Soccer Weekly Honors

Johnson scores four goals over two games; Louisville’s Vincent records hat trick in win over UAB

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech junior forward Alani Johnson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Louisville sophomore defender Gabrielle Vincent is this week’s ACC Defensive Player of the Week. 

Johnson scored a pair of goals in both of the Hokies’ wins this weekend. In the 5-1 win over East Carolina on Friday night at Thompson Field, Johnson scored back-to-back goals in the early minutes of the second half, including the game-winner at the 51:27 mark. Two days later, Johnson scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over James Madison. Her first goal came in the 36th minute, while she found the back of the net one minute into the second half to solidify the win. Johnson now has five multi-goal games for her career. 

Vincent totaled seven points for the week on three goals and an assist in 4-0 wins over UAB and Toledo last week. She scored her first career hat trick against UAB with goals in the 32nd,72nd and 84th minutes leading the Cardinals. On the defensive end against, the centerback helped hold the Blazers without a shot for the entire game while Louisville secured the shutout. Two days later against Toledo, Vincent found Alison Price in the 21st minute for the second score of the game. She also blocked a few shots in front of the box as Louisville earned its third straight shutout of the season. 

ACC teams are back in action on Thursday, Sept. 1