Joliet, Ill. – Saint Xavier University junior forward Elysha Peele (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and senior keeper Ashley Shugar (Lake Orion, Mich./Western Illinois University/Lake Orion) earned the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively, when the league released the honors Tuesday. Peele and Shugar were both instrumental in SXU's huge 1-0 upset victory over No. 4 Hastings College (Neb.) this past weekend. It was the Cougars' first win of the season (1-3-0 overall) and the program's first victory over a ranked opponent since 1999.
Peele scored the game's only goal on a penalty kick in the 83rdminute following a tackle in the box by the Broncos. It was her first goal of the season and 13thof her collegiate career. Shugar was equally as tough on the defensive side logging her first shutout of the year by stopping all seven of Hastings' shot on goal attempts in Saturday's game. It was the 10thshutout of her career with the Cougars.
Saint Xavier (1-3-0 overall) heads to Goshen, Ind., this evening to take on Goshen College (Ind.). The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. (eastern) start.