Oct. 14, 2013
Senior forward Emily Elsbrock was tagged the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon by the league office.
The Cincinnati native paced the Bearcats' offense this weekend by tallying two goals in a pair of league matches. With the two scores, Elsbrock now leads the team in goals with four and is second in points with 10.
Elsbrock's first goal came in Friday night's 1-1 draw with No. 19 UCF as she drilled home a go-ahead goal in the 54th minute. The Knights knotted the match back up 10 minutes later, but the Bearcats (7-8-1, 3-2-1 AAC) held on for a draw in double overtime. It was the first time since 2009 that UC had tied or beaten a nationally ranked opponent.
The forward's second goal came in Sunday's 3-2 comeback win over USF when she tallied the first goal of the game at the 50th minute. USF battled back to take a 2-1 lead, but Cincinnati pulled out a 3-2 triumph with two goals being scored in the final 10 minutes of play.
Elsbrock is the first UC player to be named the league Offensive Player of the Week since Sept. 14, 2009 when Julie Morrissey received the honor.
The Bearcats are back in action this Thursday night at Connecticut with a 7 p.m. kickoff. UC then heads to face Temple on Sunday afternoon.