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Boyds, Md., (10/06/20) – Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe has been nominated for NWSL Fall Series Verizon Save of the Week Award for her save in the 52nd minute during the Spirit’s match against Sky Blue FC.
Ifeoma Onumonu picked the ball up at the top of the 18, then fed a pass across to Jennifer Cudjoe. Cudjoe wound up for a shot, releasing a winding ball that was destined for the top left corner. That is until Bledsoe got a hand to it. With the ball spinning and dipping, Bledsoe leaped up to make a brilliant one-handed save, flipping the ball over the net. Poised and controlled, the left hand on Bledsoe helped keep Sky Blue off the scoreboard.
The best 🛑 from the latest round of #NWSLFallSeries action.
— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) October 6, 2020
Bledsoe finished the game facing five shots on target, and saved all of them. Always capable of a clean sheet, she finishes the Fall Series with a 75-percent save rate. Not only was she strong between the posts, Bledsoe finished the four-game series with a total of 15 saves.
Spirit fans can vote for Bledsoe’s save via the NWSL’s Twitter account as well as the Spirit’s Twitter page. Voting closes on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET.