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    Oct. 27, 1997

    Meotis Erikson Named BIG EAST Offensive Player Of The Week

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Freshman forward Meotis Erikson has been named BIG EAST offensive player of the week after scoring both game-winning goals in Notre Dame women's soccer team's wins over Seton Hall and Connecticut. Against the Pirates, she scored her second consecutive hat trick, scoring the game's first two goals on her first two shots of the game. She also had two assists against Seton Hall for an eight-point performance in the 7-1 win.

    Against Connecticut, Erikson score the game's only goal to clinch the regular season title for the Irish, who are ranked second in the country with a 16-0-1 and a perfect 10-0-0 in the BIG EAST. She has scored in nine straight games, a streak that began on Sept. 26, at Rutgers. Her nine consecutive game's with a goal matches a Notre Dame record, set by Amy VanLaecke in 1995. Erikson leads the team with 42 points and 17 goals in all games and 33 points and 14 goals in BIG EAST games. Her 17 goals are seventh best in the country and she is 13th in scoring with 42 points. Erikson had been honored twice previously as rookie of the week. She was named BIG EAST rookie of the week on Oct. 7 and 20.

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