Reagan's two goals, assist earns Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week

Reagan's two goals, assist earns Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week

Maryville College's Shannon Reagan helped the Scots to keep their undefeated USA South Athletic Conference record alive this week, as the junior forward was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week.

Reagan tallied two goals and an assist in MC's two matches. That included a game-winner against Wesleyan College (Ga.) on Sunday.

"She had a great week," Head Coach Pepe Fernandez said. "She had a little bit of a sluggish start. It set her back, and I think she missed a couple weeks of soccer. So, she hasn't had the goal scoring early on that she had last year. Now, she's really starting to come into her own. Her speed is back, and her one-on-one capability is back. She looks like she's back to where she was last year, maybe even improved a little more."

MC moves to 8-4 overall on the year, as they hold a perfect 5-0 record within USA South play.

The 5-foot forward held a .625 shots on goal percentage for the week, as she has scored a goal in each of her last two matches extending to last night's tussle at Emory University.

"It's good to see that spark back," Fernandez said. "Last night, she scored against one of the best defenders we've seen in the past couple years. She scored against her with a great goal. The girl from Emory is a great player – super fast, too – and it was just a great battle all night. Shannon actually ended up winning the battle in getting that goal."

In a 2-0 win over Covenant College, Reagan was held to just two shots, as she had one shot on goal.

However, the junior would find two goals and an assist in the 9-0 win over Wesleyan College (Ga.), while finding the eventual game-winner.

Reagan scored the match's first goal at the 13:16 mark, before she followed a Bailey Sipos goal with her second unassisted score of the match at 19:33.

Finally, Reagan assisted on Lexie Hill's 52nd-minute goal to make the score 8-0, before Maryville took the win, 9-0.

On the season, Reagan ranks second with five goals for the Scots. She has a team-leading four assists. The Tullahoma, Tenn. native has 10 points with a .513 shots on goal percentage with a game-winning goal to her credit.

In her two-year career, the junior has 21 goals and seven assists. She's scored 49 career points with five career game-winning goals.

Reagan will look to lead the Scots into the first of their final three regular season matches this weekend. The Scots will host Piedmont College on Friday, Oct. 12 with a 7 p.m. first touch.