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Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Abby Dahlkemper (photo by Patrick Gee)
Abby Dahlkemper Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
By: UCLA Athletics
UCLA's Abby Dahlkemper was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Bruins record a pair of shutouts in games against No. 9 North Carolina and San Diego. USC won the other two awards, as Reilly Parker earned Offensive Player of the Week honors, and Caroline Stanley was tabbed the Goalkeeper of the Week.

Dahlkemper, a senior defender from Menlo Park, Calif. and the reigning Honda Award winner, became the second consecutive Bruin to earn the defensive award, joining Megan Oyster, who received the honor in week one. Dahlkemper anchored a UCLA defense that went the first 348 minutes of the season without allowing a single shot on goal until 58 minutes into the game against San Diego, which was an eventual 2-0 victory for the Bruins. The one-shot performance against San Diego marked the third time in four games that UCLA has allowed one or fewer shots in a game. The Bruins allowed just four shots, none on goal, against North Carolina and became just the second team in history to hold the Tar Heels to zero shots on goal.

Behind the vaunted Bruin defense, UCLA leads the nation in goals against average (0.00) and has allowed just one shot on goal, six shots total and four corner kicks in four games. UCLA has given up just one shot or less in three of the four contests.

The top-ranked Bruins (3-0-1) take their first road trip of the season this week, traveling to Hawaii to face the Rainbow Wahine on Friday night and No. 17 Pepperdine on Sunday.

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