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Sept. 8, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C.Mollie Patton from the South Carolina women’s soccer team has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Patton had one of her strongest weekends in goal to preserve a duo of shutout victories for South Carolina. With the shutouts, Patton leads the conference with four and moves to third on the South Carolina all-time list with 11 in her career.

Thus far, she has opened the season with a 360:00 shutout streak, a streak she had to fight to keep with 11 saves over the weekend. Against Cincinnati, Patton was faced with three 1v1 situations and came up big in each with point-blank saves on all three. She faced a season high in shots against Louisville and put up six saves to preserve that shutout.

With a 0.00 goals against average on the year, Patton’s career average drops to 0.82. Patton was named to the Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team and was named Team MVP of the tournament. Tuesday, Patton was named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week.