Two from Women’s Soccer Earn Weekly Patriot League Honors
The Army West Point Women’s Soccer Team was well-represented among the Patriot League’s weekly accolades, as Jasmine Talley was named Offensive Player of the Week and Dara Murray was tabbed Midfielder of the Week in an announcement put out by the conference office yesterday. The honors are the first for the Black Knights (3-3-0) this season, who are coming off a split 1-1 week of action after defeating William & Mary (September 5) and falling to Fordham (September 3).
“These two getting recognized is just the tip of the iceberg in how we competed this weekend,” head coach Tracy Chao said. “As we reflect and rewatch our matches, we are seeing our offense and defense really coming together. There's no doubt that Jasmine had a fantastic weekend and specifically two big moments with her finish and assist against William & Mary. She's definitely not done yet with great work rate, energy and ability to read and move into dangerous spaces in our attack. If you watch the game-winning goal by Dara, it's a pretty accurate depiction of her as a player: pure determination, big-time hustle, grit, awareness and ultimate sacrifice of committing whatever it took to getting something on the ball which led to an unbelievable play.”
Talley had one of the strongest performances of her career during the match against the Tribe, as she netted her first goal as a Black Knight and assisted on Murray's game-winner. With the addition of the assist she picked up during the double-overtime defeat of Saint Peter's (August 29), she has four points in 2021, good for second on the team. Read more.