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Week 8: Soccer Players of the Week

69 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Tennessee's Khadija Shaw, a junior forward from Spanish Town, Jamaica, has two goals and two assists for a total of six points in wins over 24th-ranked Ole Miss and Missouri. Shaw provided the game winner in overtime against Missouri, curling a free kick around the defense and into the goal. She enjoyed her first career two-assist game against Ole Miss. She leads the team with 11 goals, including five game winners. Shaw is tied for the SEC lead with five goals scored in conference matches.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Texas A&M's Cosette Morché, a junior goalkeeper from Lawrenceville, Ga., allowed just one goal in 290 minutes of play, registering two shutouts as the Maroon & White were wrapping up a grueling portion of the slate that included four matches in 10 days. Posting a 0.31 goals-against average for the week, Morché blanked both Utah Valley and Alabama. In the double overtime win against Georgia, she came up with two big saves in the second overtime period before Grace Piper was able to put away the winning goal in the 109th minute.

SEC Freshman of the Week - South Carolina's Luciana Zullo, a freshman forward from Flemington, N.J., scored two goals in the final 15 minutes of the match against Mississippi State, including the overtime game-winner in the 95th minute when she beat the keeper from near the top of the box. She assisted on Carolina's second goal against Arkansas, creating a rebound in the box after hitting a shot that was blocked on a short-range attempt. Zullo became the third Gamecock to register a multi-goal game this season with her performance against the Bulldogs. Her 9 points in 2017 lead all Carolina freshman and she ranks second on the team in assists (3) and third in goals (3).