Duke University junior Gilda Doria earned Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke student-athlete of the week after leading the fourth-ranked Blue Devils (6-1) to victories over eighth-ranked Marquette and San Diego in the Duke Nike Classic.
Doria, who is a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., posted back-to-back goals on Friday against San Diego to help secure a 4-1 victory over the Toreros. On Sunday versus eighth-ranked Marquette, Doria posted a goal in the 79th minute to seal the victory for the Blue Devils. This came after Marquette had scored back-to-back goals to cut Duke’s lead to 4-2. Over the seven games this season, Doria now owns five goals and four assists for 14 points. Coming into this season, Doria had scored one goal and had nine assists for 11 points.
For her efforts, Doria was selected to the Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament team. The Blue Devils will next play at No. 1 Florida State on Thursday 7 p.m., on ESPN3.
Mount Olive: The St. Andrews women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Mount Olive in a matchup of former Conference Carolina rivals.
Freshman goalkeeper Brittany Roberts was the star of the game as she made 12 saves off 18 shots from the Mount Olive attackers. This was a tense match all around as 32 fouls were called in head coach Rick Barlow’s return vs. his former team.
Both sides tried valiantly to score the winning goal because they knew, even in regulation that it was only going to take one goal to decide this one.The big story here, though, is the massive turnaround of the St. Andrews women’s soccer program from a year ago. Last year, Mount Olive handed SAU a 10-0 loss and to be able to turn that around into a scoreless draw is absolutely remarkable.