Women's Soccer
Masar Named Big Ten Player of the Week

 
Ella Masar was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, her first career conference honor.
Ella Masar was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, her first career conference honor.
 

Oct. 2, 2006

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Junior forward Ella Masar earned her first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after notching a career game in No. 15 Illinois' 3-2 victory over then-No. 9 Penn State on Sunday. The junior scored two goals, including the game-winner, within a 25-minute span.

The contest marked Masar's first two-goal game at Illinois and her third career game-winning goal. The Urbana, Ill., native helped spark the Illini's comeback from a 2-0 deficit when she tied the game at 59:47. She went on to net the go-ahead goal at 83:51 to give Illinois just its second win over Penn State in school history and hand the Nittany Lions their first Big Ten loss since 2003.

Masar and the Illini (7-4-0 overall, 3-0-0 in the Big Ten) continue a three-match homestand when they host Minnesota at 7 p.m. Friday. Illinois then faces Ohio State Sunday at noon at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium.

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