Gant named MIAA Defensive Athlete of the Week

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Defender Taylor Gant’s stingy defense against Lindenwood earned her MIAA Defensive Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career.

Gant and the Griffons only allowed the Lions to score one goal on 14 shots. For the season, Western has only allowed 46 shot attempts with just 27 on goal.

Western has only given up four goals in five games so far this season.

In addition to her stout defense, Gant scored her first goal of her career to give the Griffons a 1-0 lead against Lindenwood.

She was able to dribble the ball from midfield and take it past multiple Lions’ defenders to score the goal.

The program is off to a record 4-1 start as they prepare for their conference opener on Friday against Centeral Oklahoma in Edmond.

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