INDIANAPOLIS — After notching four goals and one assist in shutout wins over Findlay and Kentucky Wesleyan last week, Ohio Dominican sophomore forward Becca Gordon (Johnstown, Ohio) was named offensive player of the week in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the league announced Tuesday.
Gordon scored three goals and dished out an assist in the Panthers' 7-0 win over Findlay on Tuesday, October 24, recording the most points in a match for a Panther since an eight-point performance by Sierra Patterson in 2008 and the most points for an ODUWS student-athlete in the program's NCAA Division II era. Gordon also found the back of the net in Ohio Dominican's 2-0 Great Midwest quarterfinal win over Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday.
With six goals in her last five matches, Gordon ranks third for Ohio Dominican in goals scored (eight) and points (18). She's the third to be named Great Midwest offensive player of the week and fourth to be honored with an offensive or defensive player of the week award for the Panthers by the conference this season. This week's honor marks the second-straight week for ODU to boast offensive player of the week, with senior Lauren Bates (Hilliard, Ohio) earning the distinction last week.
Gordon has helped Ohio Dominican to a 14-4-1 mark overall and for the fourth-straight season, the Panthers are playing in the semifinal round of their conference tournament. ODU can tie a program-high 15 wins in a season with a victory over Walsh in the Great Midwest semifinals on Thursday. The Panthers face the Cavaliers, Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia.
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