Murray State women’s soccer players Saraya Young and Sydney Etter were named Missouri Valley Conference players of the week by the league on Monday afternoon. Young earned Offensive Player of the Week while Etter earned Freshman of the Week following their performances in the Racers wins over Missouri State and Illinois State.

Young put together one of the most impressive offensive weeks in recent memory for Murray State with two goals and four assists in the Racers two wins this week. The senior got the week started by being the difference maker for Murray State with a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win against Missouri State. Young continued her blistering attack in the Racers 7-3 victory over Illinois State with a goal and a hat trick of assists in the match. With the four assists on the week, Young leads the MVC with seven assists.

Etter paced the Racers with a hat trick in their victory over ISU on October 9. The freshman forward netted a brace inside the first 15 minutes of the match for Murray State while powering in a 75th-minute goal to complete the hat trick. The three-goal game is just the 13th hat trick in Murray State history. Etter also played 80 minutes on the Racers front line in their win over first-place Missouri State to give the Bears their only MVC loss of the season.

The Racers put together their highest offensive output in over a decade with their seven-goal outburst  over Illinois State. The Racers seven goals is their highest in a match since 2009 and is the highest

total by an MVC team this season. Murray State now has the most goals by any MVC team this

season with 14 in conference play and 21 overall.

MSU is back in action on Thursday when they travel to Southern Illinois for a 6 p.m. matchup.


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