Rodriguez Named Player of the Week

September 9, 2003 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee freshman Rebecca Rodriguez was named the Sun Belt Conference Soccer Player of the Week Tuesday after netting a school-record four goals against Louisiana-Monroe over the weekend and helping the Blue Raiders to a 3-0-0 start.

The Dallas, Texas, native scored four times in a 15-minute stretch last Friday against ULM to lead the Blue Raiders to a 5-0 victory in the first match of the Middle Tennessee Classic.

Rodriguez entered the match with just over six minutes remaining in the first half and scored twice before the break, one on a rebound after a Laura Miguez shot hit the post, and the other unassisted.

The Bishop Lynch High School product then scored twice more in the first eight minutes of the second half, first on an assist from fellow freshman Rachel Holmes, then off another rebound from a Miguez shot.

The Blue Raiders are off to their best start since the 1999 campaign when the squad opened with five straight victories. Middle Tennessee hits the road for the first time this weekend with matches at Southern Miss Friday and Tulane Sunday.

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