Forest, Va. -- University of Lynchburg forward Caitlin Mertens (Succasunna, N.J.) helped the Hornets women's soccer team to a perfect weekend, earning her second Old Dominion Athletic Conference player of the week award of the season in the process, the ODAC announced Monday.
The senior scored two of Lynchburg's five goals over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational, one each in victories over Emory U. and tournament host Sewanee. Her goal in the Hornets' 1-0 win over Emory U. proved the game-winner, and she also assisted a goal in Lynchburg's 4-0 victory the following day.
She currently leads the team with five goals in six matches this season and ranks second in the ODAC with 27 shots so far.
It is the second conference honor of the season for Mertens and the third of her career.
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