Diggs earns SEC honor for Missouri soccer team

Monday, October 8, 2012 | 10:26 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Missouri soccer player Alyssa Diggs was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week after a two-goal performance Friday against Kentucky.

Diggs, a junior forward, helped the Tigers to victories over Kentucky (2-1 in overtime) and Mississippi State (2-0) last weekend.

Against the Wildcats, Diggs gave the Tigers the lead with a goal in the 31st minute. She then scored the winning goal 7:45 into the overtime session. The goals were the fifth and sixth of the season for Diggs, who is tied for the team lead.

Diggs currently ranks third in the SEC in goals per game (0.60), tied for third in points per game (1.20) and is tied for seventh in total goals (six). She ranks third on the team with 12 total points despite missing four games earlier in the season because of injury.

She is the third Tiger to earn SEC weekly honors so far this season, joining freshmen Lauren Flynn and Candace Johnson, who were both SEC Freshman of the Week.

Missouri hits the road this weekend for a pair of SEC games. Missouri is set to play at No. 17 Florida on Friday and at Alabama on Sunday.

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