North Carolina's Nogueira Named ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Oct. 7, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina junior forward Casey Nogueira has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for games played Oct. 2 and Oct. 5.
Nogueira accounted for five of the second-ranked Tar Heels' seven goals in a pair of wins over nationally ranked teams. Nogueira scored twice in North Carolina's 3-0 win at ninth-ranked Duke on Thursday and delivered a hat trick in Sunday's 4-2 victory at 16th-ranked Wake Forest. The Raleigh, N.C., native also had an assist against the Demon Deacons, giving her a total of 11 points in the two games.
Nogueira's two goals against Duke came against a team that had not allowed a score in its previous seven home games. Against Wake Forest, Nogueira followed her first goal by assisting on North Carolina's next score, giving the Tar Heels a 2-0 lead. Nogueira's third goal came late in the game, shortly after the Demon Deacons had scored to close within 3-2.
Nogueira, who was also named Soccer America's National Player of the Week, leads the ACC in scoring with 29 points and 12 goals. Her five assists rank second on North Carolina's team. The hat trick was her second as a college player (the first came Sept. 21, 2007, vs. Ohio State), and the ACC Player of the Week honor is the second of her career.
North Carolina returns to action Thursday night with a home match against 13th-ranked Boston College. Other ACC action on Thursday finds N.C. State at Clemson, Wake Forest at Duke, and Virginia at Virginia Tech.
All of the matches are set for 7 p.m. starts. The North Carolina-Boston College and Virginia-Virginia Tech matches may be viewed via web cast on ACC Select.