Lilly Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week
Oct. 28, 2002
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Junior forward Erin Lilly (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) has been named the Atlantic 10 women's soccer player of the week the league office announced this afternoon. Lilly scored five goals and added an assist helping the Minutewomen to a pair of wins over Temple and Saint Joseph's.
"I am so pleased to see Erin finally have a break-out weekend," said UMass Head Coach Jim Rudy. "I didn't think a player of her quality could be kept out of the net any longer."
In Friday's 6-1 win over the Owls, Lilly scored four goals, including the game-winner. She tied the school's single-game goals record set by Nancy Feldman against Cortland on Oct. 11, 1980. Her eight points in the game also tied Feldman and Carolyn Micheel for the most in a single-game. Micheel had two goals and four assists in a game against Keene State on Sept. 11, 1985.
On Sunday, Lilly assisted on the game-wining goal and scored another as the Minutewomen shut out Saint Joseph's, 3-0. She now leads the team with 15 points on five goals and five assists.
The Minutewomen will play a pair of games at Rudd Field this weekend to close out the regular season. On Friday, Nov. 1, George Washington comes to town for a 2:00 p.m. game. Then on Sunday, Nov. 3, Richmond invades Amherst on Senior Day. The Minutewomen trail GW by one win for the fourth and final spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship, Nov. 8-10, in Dayton, Ohio. UMass does, however, control its own destiny.