MEDFORD - Sophomore forward Liz Reed earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals and assisting on two goals in a 3-0 stretch for Tufts Women's Soccer.
Reed began her busy week scoring the first goal for the Jumbos hosting Salem State on Wednesday, when she used her strong left leg to push a shot just under the crossbar, for the game-winning goal. This was just the start however, as she facilitated a great pass to fellow sophomore Sophie Lloyd for the second goal of the match. Reed would return to the scorebook once more in the second half, converting on her second goal on the way to a Jumbo win.
Tufts travelled down to Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon for a NESCAC match. Reed would lead the way for Tufts' offense through the game firing three shots on goal. However, she saved her best for last as overtime arrived. With both teams locked at one goal apiece, Reed beat the goalkeeper for yet another game-winning goal, for Tufts' second win in four days.
The Jumbos finished out the week with another conference matchup at Trinity College on Sunday. Reed would fire four shots throughout the game, however she really made a difference with her passing which has been the story all season. Reed would assist on the second goal of the game to her running-mate Sophie Lloyd. Tufts would go on to win 2-0 to finish off an undefeated week.
Reed's passing has been on point all year as she currently leads the NESCAC in assists with seven on the season. She ranks second on the team in points this season at 19 with two games left to play. That total has her tied for third in the league.
Reed's fantastic play this week helped Tufts improve to a record of 9-2-2 while standing fourth in the conference at 5-1-2. This places Tufts in contention for a top NESCAC spot with a game against Williams coming up this Saturday.
This is Reed's first time winning this honor in her career. However, this marks the second consecutive week Tufts Women's Soccer has earned the NESCAC Player of the Week, as goalkeeper Emily Bowers brought home the honor last week.