University of Tennessee at Chattanooga redshirt freshman Kendra Mueller was named the Southern Conference women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Mueller, making her first starts of the season last week, scored the game winner in each match for the Mocs on just two shots.
Against East Tennessee State, the Mocs battled back from 1-0 early in the second half, tying it on a shot from Chloe Arnold to force overtime. In the 103rd minute of the match, Mueller found herself in the box with the ball and pushed it toward the goal. It rolled between the defenders and into the net for a sudden victory.
She followed that on Sunday with the game winner against Western Carolina. After falling behind 1-0 midway through the first half, the Mocs struck back less than a minute later on a goal from Emily Szymanski. In the second half, Shelby Hash served the ball into the box to Szymanski but it hit off a defender and Mueller picked it up at the top of the box.
As she was being taken down in the box, her shot deflected off a Catamount and over the keeper, finding the back of the net for what would prove to be the game winner.
This is the third Player of the Week honor for the Mocs. Chloe Arnold was named Player of the Week on March 2, Ashton Shields was the Defensive Player of the Week on March 9.
The Mocs travel to South Carolina this weekend to take on Furman Friday night and Wofford Sunday afternoon. Links for live stats and ESPN+ can be found at GoMocs.com on the women’s soccer schedule page.