Krieghoff, Silas Named Women's Soccer Weekly Honorees
Cal Poly forward Elise Krieghoff and UC Riverside netminder Elizabeth Silas excelled at their respective positions to earn this week’s women’s soccer accolades.
Krieghoff Provides The Offense In Pair Of Ties
Extending upon a conference record with her ninth career Big West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award, senior Elise Krieghoff (Clovis, Calif./Buchanan HS) helped Cal Poly forge a pair of ties against impressive competition.
Krieghoff scored less than five minutes into the match against No. 6 BYU, potting her 48th career goal past the Cougar goalkeeper and to the far post. It was only the second goal that BYU had allowed all season.
BYU equalized in the 20th minute and the final score ended up 1-1. Cal Poly posted its second straight draw against an opponent ranked in the top 15, as it deadlocked 0-0 versus No. 13 Cal in its previous outing.
Krieghoff took a team-high six of the total 18 shots by the Mustangs against the Cougars.
Against a preseason top-25 Pepperdine squad, Krieghoff provided another score as the two teams battled to another 1-1 tie. Krieghoff took a pass from near midfield, settled it, and put away a left-footed strike inside the far post for her 49th career goal.
She again led the Mustangs with three shots in the match.
Others nominated: Rebecca Wilson (Cal State Fullerton); Ana Marija Sola (UC Davis); Sammy Arellano (UC Riverside); Mallory Hromatko (Hawai‘i)
Silas Blanks Two Road Opponents
UC Riverside senior Elizabeth Silas (Upland, Calif./Upland HS) collected her 12th and 13th career shutouts to garner Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Silas stopped 11 shots in total over the weekend as the Highlanders blanked South Dakota (2-0) and North Dakota State (1-0) on the road. Those were her third and fourth clean sheets of the season.
The Highlanders pulled back above the .500 mark at 6-5-0 as the result of the two wins.
In the Big West rankings, Silas in third in saves (41), fourth in save percentage (.804) and fifth in goals against average (0.90).
Others nominated: Alyssa Giannetti (Cal Poly); Morgan Batcheller (Cal State Fullerton); Alexis Smith (UC Davis); Sydney Fuertes (UC Santa Barbara); Lidia Battaglia (Hawai‘i)