Boise State's Liz Ruiz Named WAC Soccer's Co-Defensive Player of the Week to Claim Second Honor of the Day...

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Ruiz earns her first career honors in victory over La Tech on Sunday.

BOISE, Idaho (10/5/2009) - Boise State’s sophomore goalkeeper Liz Ruiz made a sweep of two weekly honors this week for her performance in Boise State’s 1-0 road victory over Louisiana Tech in a torrential down pour of rain in Ruston, La., on Sunday.   The Boise native (Capital High) who had been named earlier today as Boise State’s Athlete of the Week has also been named the Western Athletic Conference’s Co-Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 28-Oct.4.  It is the first time the sophomore has earned either award in her career. Ruiz battled through the elements and a slew of shots from the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters to earn this week’s honors. Ruiz recorded her second shutout of the season to lead the Broncos to their first WAC win of the year and a road split over the weekend. Ruiz made seven saves versus La Tech with six of them coming in the second half to preserve the win for the Broncos. She leads the team with 42 saves in eight games between the posts this season. The win improved her record in goal to 4-3-1 on the year and the Broncos to 6-4-4 overall and 1-1 in the WAC while handing the Lady Techsters only their second loss of the season.