ATLANTA – After backstopping Minn.-Duluth to a clutch Top 5 victory, Bulldogs’ sophomore netminder Kyle Ehrlichman is the MCLA Division II PEARL Goalie of the Week for the period ending April 16.
Matching up against No. 5 Missouri State in Ames, Iowa, on Friday night, the Brooklyn Park, Minn., native was on fire.
Ehrlichman finished with 20 saves in Duluth’s dominant, 11-4 win over the Bears. His numbers were good for a staggering 83.3 save percentage.
He also chipped in with a ground ball.
“Kyle was huge in the game on Friday and had the best performance of his young career,” said Duluth coach Ben Blaeser.
“He has been playing at a different level, and has been a big part of our strong second half to the season.”
For earning the PEARL’s Goalie of the Week, Ehrlichman will receive a prize package from Guardian PEARL, a ball that lasts longer than the rest and never greases. Guardian PEARL is the proud partner of the MCLA.
PEARL Honor Roll
Jordan Draxten, Sr. – St. Thomas
The Tommies backup netminder played in three victories over the weekend, posting a 71.4 save percentage and just four goals against.
Jake McCarthy, Soph. – St. John’s
In a split weekend for the Johnnies, the Bloomington, Minn., native amassed 39 saves and a 68.4 save percentage.
Kyle Patton, Sr. – Coastal Carolina
The Bethlehem, Pa., product made 20 saves in a huge, 13-8 victory over UNC-Wilmington (71.4 save percentage).
Erik Rodriguez, Soph. – San Jose State
The Eastvale, Calif., native turned away 17 shots (81.0 save percentage) in a clutch, 11-4 conference win against UC Santa Cruz.