Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's soccer team did not advance to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference playoff finals this past Wednesday against the Penn State-Behrend Lions, but one player had a career and record setting performance against reigning champs.
Junior goalkeeper Megan Dulniak made a career high 28 saves against the Lions, shutting out the AMCC's highest scoring team through 90 minutes of regulation play and an additional 10 minutes of overtime. The D'Youville netminder made one save in the penalty shootout in which the Lions took 4-2. Behrend led the conference during the regular season with 42 goals for and only three goals against in conference play this season. Dulniak and the Spartan's defense limited the six-time defending champs to no goals.
With 28 saves, Megan set the program record for saves in a game. The shutout was her ninth of the season and her seventh in nine games. Megan set new career highs in games played/started (19), saves (148), shutouts (9), save percentage (.871), and minutes played (1729:18) while setting a career low in goals allowed (22).
Megan was named an AMCC All-Tournament Team member for her pair of performances in the two games during the AMCC playoffs. She was also named AMCC Defensive Player of the Week and D'Youville Athlete of the Week earlier this season.