Sports Briefs 09/20/04
POSTEDSeptember 17, 2004
<strong>Taylor named top offensive player</strong>
Every American Southwest Conference East offensive soccer player of the week in 2004 has worn a Comets jersey.
Okay, so there’s only been one, but with her dominating performance in two UTD victories Sept. 3 and 4, Natalie Taylor left little doubt she deserved the honor.
Taylor picked up a goal and an assist in the Comets’ 6-0 blanking of Oklahoma Baptist and tallied two more scores and another assist against St. Gregory’s.
Taylor attributes the top offensive player honor to the hard work and stellar play of the whole UTD squad.
“(The honor) just comes along with a lot of hard work. You’re so busy working hard, and you strive to play well. When you do, good things happen,” Taylor said.
<strong>Alviso nets volleyball honor</strong>
Junior Veronica Alviso has been named American Southeast Conference (ASC) defensive specialist of the week.
Alviso led the Comets to their first-ever wins at a tournament hosted by Austin College Sept. 10 and 11.
The transfer from Mesquite subbed in for injured teammate Jessica Kalache and averaged 5.8 digs per game for the weekend, including a tournament-high 26 in UTD’s four-game match win over Hendrix.
“I did not win this award by myself,” Alviso said. “My whole team deserves it, we did this together.”
<strong>Maurer, Cook carry Comet golfers</strong>
Veteran golfers Scott Maurer and Peyton Cook both finished among the top 10 at the Texas Lutheran Fall Classic Sept. 14 and 15.
As a whole, the Comet team finished eighth place in a strong field.
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