Sept. 16, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Sophomore forward Katie Holder closed out a standout performance over the weekend with three goals and an assist, along with a pair of game winners, that earned her Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors. She is the first women's soccer player honored this season.
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Holder recorded her first goal of the season when her late tally snapped a scoreless deadlock and lifted Army to a 1-0 win over CCSU Friday evening as the Black Knights closed out a five-game road stretch. Two days later, Holder ignited a five-goal barrage with a pair of goals and an assist in a 5-0 shutout of Rhode Island at Clinton Field Sunday afternoon for Army's highest output since 2005.
Holder opened the scoring when she tallied nine minutes into the game on an 18-yard shot that landed in the left side of the Rams' net. She assisted on the insurance goal when Kimberly An converted her cross in the 36th minute as Army took a 2-0 halftime lead into the locker room. The Black Knights exploded for three goals in the second half with Holder tallying the second in that barrage on a rebound conversion to record her fourth career tally.
Army will look to expand upon its 4-3-1 mark when it returns to the pitch on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. in Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell in the Patriot League opener. The Black Knights were picked fifth in the league's preseason poll and the Bison finished seventh.