Oyster, a senior defender from Naperville, Ill., scored the Bruins' first goal of the season on a powerful header off a corner kick. It was her second career goal and the game-winner in the 3-0 win over the Terrapins. Against UC Irvine on Sunday, Oyster and the Bruin defense allowed zero shots on goal and just one off-target shot in the 3-0 shutout win. UCLA's defense has shut out seven of their last eight opponents dating back to last season.
"Being the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week means so much," said Oyster. "There are so many great defenders not only in our conference but at UCLA alone, so to have been considered for this is really cool. Practicing every day against some of the best attackers in the country and playing next to Caprice Dydasco, Abby Dahlkemper and Ally Courtnall is a huge advantage. They make me a better player, and I'm fortunate to be able to learn from them and practice with them on a daily basis."
The top-ranked Bruins (2-0) host ninth-ranked North Carolina (1-1) on Friday, Aug. 29 and San Diego (0-1-1) on Sunday, Aug. 31. Both matches will take place at Marshall Field at Drake Stadium and will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.