Oct. 10, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.- Laura McCalla helped setup both goals in Purdue women's socccer's victory against Ohio State Sunday, the multi-assist effort earning the senior a spot on CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers weekly honor roll.
McCalla assisted on the goals by Kellie Phillips and Kaitlyn Blacha, which were scored only three minutes and 39 seconds apart in the first half. McCalla had not played since Sept. 23 due to injury, but made an immediate impact upon entering the game in the 28th minute. The offensive flurry allowed the Boilers to overcome an early deficit and post their first victory of the season when the opposition scored first. She joined Mollie Kuramoto as Purdue players with a multi-assist game this year.
CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers weekly honor roll highlights 14 Division I players that excelled on the pitch. The Primetime designation recognizes players based on situational factors (such as quality of opponent, clutch play, leadership, all-around contributions, etc.) displayed in their performances rather than solely on raw stats. To be honored, a student-athlete must have excelled in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 composite national rankings (or in a game involving a preseason conference favorite/leader. Ohio State was 23rd in last week's 360 composite rankings.
McCalla, Blacha and Phillips will be among the eight seniors honored Sunday prior to the home finale against Michigan. But first the Boilers host rival Indiana Thursday at 7 p.m. for the annual Golden Boot traveling trophy game. Purdue is unbeaten (11-0-3) against the Hoosiers in the last 14 meetings.