UTEP Soccer Earns Another C-USA Honor
Junior forward Brittany Kindzierski has been selected as the Conference USA Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Kindzierski torched Houston and Rice for a combined five goals to help the Miners (10-3-2, 4-1-1 C-USA) forge a perfect mark (1-0-1) to maintain their unbeaten record (8-0-1) at home in 2011.
She got things going with a hat trick to proper the Orange and blue past the Cougars, 6-3, on Oct. 7. It was the first hat trick of her career and the 22nd all time in program history.
Kindzierski followed that performance up by finding the back of the net twice in a span of less than seven minutes during the first half of the contest against the defensive-minded Owls. It marked just the second time on the year that Rice had permitted two goals in a game, let alone a pair by the same player.
It is the initial C-USA Player of the Week award this year for Kindzierski, and the second of her career.
Her efforts helped the Miners hold onto a share of third place in the highly-competitive Conference USA standings. No. 6 Memphis (13-0-1, 5-0-1), which UTEP will challenge on the road at 6 p.m. MT Friday, and Colorado College (7-4-3, 5-0-1) are tied for first place with 16 points. The Miners and SMU (8-5-1, 4-1-1) are deadlocked in third with 13 points, followed by UCF (8-2-4, 3-1-2) with 11 and RU with 10 (8-4-2, 3-2-1).