Pennypacker, White earn AAC weekly honors

Published: Feb. 26, 2019 at 1:40 PM EST
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After another undefeated weekend, the ECU women's lacrosse team earned a pair of weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

For the second time this season, Christina White earns the American's Defensive Player of the Week while Camryn Pennypacker was named ACC Midfielder of the Week for the first time in her career. The pair helped ECU go 2-0 on the road, beating George Washington 10-9 followed by topping Delaware State 16-2.

White finished the weekend with 10 saves, none bigger than her last in the George Washington win. With ECU clinging to a 10-9 lead and just 1:03 remaining in the game, the sophomore goalkeeper stonewalled the Buff and Blue on a free position attempt. White is currently first in the conference and 1th in the country in saves per game, averaging 12.00 per contest and her save percentage of .526 is second in the conference among goalkeepers that have played in more than one game.

"Christina has been a rock between the pipes for us this season and this past weekend was no different," said head coach Amanda Barnes Moore. "She, along with our defensive unit, gave us the stops we needed to mount a comeback win and hold on to it!"

Pennypacker had started her collegiate career with four points in the first three games, but she exploded for four points against George Washington alone, including scoring the game-winning goal. That tally came with 2:04 left to break a 9-9 tie and was her third goal of the game. Pennypacker followed that effort up with two goals against Delaware State and now has at least two points in all four of ECU's wins.

"Camryn really battled in our win over George Washington this past weekend," Barnes Moore said. "It's hard to be in high pressure situations as a freshman in your fourth collegiate game ever, but Camryn was fearless and kept coming up with great hustle plays for us, including her game-winning drive."

ECU will be back home for the first time since the opening weekend of the season when the Pirates host Saint Francis on Sunday, March 3. The game is scheduled to start at 12 noon in side Johnson Stadium.

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