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Moklestad, Litch Receive Missouri Valley Conference Accolades

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For her multi-goal effort on Sunday, sophomore Laura Moklestad was named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Freshman goalkeeper Kalena Litch had nine saves to earn her second MVC Defensive Player of the Week award this season.

Moklestad’s overtime golden goal gave the Bulldogs three points in its MVC opener against Evansville on Sunday. On the week, she led the team with two goals, four points, nine shots (six on goal) and one huge game-winner.

Moklestad is the first Bulldog to score more than once against a conference foe since 2007. It was also the first time this season she won offensive player of the week honors.

Moklestad leads Drake in shots (26), shots on goal (12) and game-winners (2). She ranks second on the squad with three goals.

Litch made nine saves in a 1-0-1 week for the Bulldogs. She collected three in a 1-1 tie against North Dakota State last Thursday.

Litch made six more saves on Sunday, including four while Drake was trailing Evansville, 1-0. She had a 0.86 goals against average for the week.

Litch has been the only player for the Bulldogs this season to appear in the net. She has collected 58 saves and a 0.85 goals against average in 11 games.

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