Laking named Mount Allison athlete of the week

Staff ~ The Amherst Daily News
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SACKVILLE, N.B. - Mounties striker Sara Laking has won Mount Allison athlete of the week honours for her contribution to weekend soccer victories over the Memorial Sea Hawks (3-2) and the New Brunswick Varsity Reds (5-1).
With the two wins, the Mounties lead the Atlantic University Sport standings and Laking is the league's top scorer with four goals.
On Saturday against Memorial, Laking scored the tying goal at 65 minutes, after which teammate Kaily Bower broke the tie with an exciting game winner at the 90th minute. The victory marked the Mounties' first win since Oct. 12, 2005.
On Sunday, with the monkey off their backs, the Mounties again showed they are a team to be reckoned with this season against New Brunswick. Laking scored three goals to solidify the win.
Coach Barry Cooper was amazed by Laking's performance.
"It was a superb team effort, but there's little doubt a major factor was the ability of Sara Laking to get the goals when we needed them," he said. "She turned the game against Memorial around during the second half and she scored three goals in five minutes the next day."
Laking is a former star from St. Paul Catholic School and also played soccer with the Nepean Hotspurs in Ontario. She is in third-year arts, and majors in geography.
Other athlete-of-the-week nominees were Chris Vizena (soccer), and Scott Brady (football).

Organizations: Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Ontario

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