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BIG EAST Honors Sorby as Goalkeeper of the Week
Eric Sorby was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week Monday for the first time in his career.

Eric Sorby was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week Monday for the first time in his career.

Sept. 23, 2013

CHICAGO – The momentum the Blue Demons have been building picked up another surge on Monday when Eric Sorby was chosen the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week.

Sorby led DePaul to a 2-0 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday that followed up last Tuesday’s 0-0, double-overtime tie at Drake.

In the pair of shutouts, Sorby made a total of 16 saves and while recording a scoreless stretch of 200 minutes.

“This is the first time I’ve won this award, and it’s a great honor,” said Sorby, a senior from Mundelein. “Our defenders should be just as proud for the way they performed last week. Actually, this is the result of an entire team’s effort and not just me.”

Sorby is No. 2 in the nation in saves with 47 and leads the BIG EAST in saves and saves per game (6.71). He has 21 more saves than Andrew Weakly of Villanova and Rafael Diaz of St. John’s.

“With all the saves, it’s because the defense is putting shooters at an angle that makes it easier for a goalkeeper to stop shots,” Sorby said. “There’s a smaller amount of space for me to cover.

“It’s like I’ve been in a zone this season. It’s making quick reactions the moment the shot comes off the foot.”

Sorby will be back at his post on Wednesday when the Blue Demons face Eastern Illinois (0-5-1) in a 3 p.m. nonconference match at Wish Field.

DePaul opens its BIG EAST season at 1 p.m. Saturday when No. 7/6 St. John’s (5-2-0, 0-1-0 in the BIG EAST) comes to Wish Field.