Miners Of The Week: Aug. 27, 2012
Aug. 27, 2012
Tess Hall, Soccer
Tess Hall piled up seven points (three goals & an assist) to help UTEP capture the 2012 Border Championship. The Miners defeated a pair of quality foes in the form of 2011 Southland Conference Champions Texas State (3-1, Aug. 22) & 2011 Patriot League Champion Army (3-2, Aug. 26). Both of those opponents participated in the NCAA Tournament last year.
Hall scored twice against the Bobcats. Her first goal came after a scramble in the box which she put away to give UTEP a 1-0 lead. She then gave the home side some much-needed breathing room off a free kick. Hall brilliantly bent the ball over the wall, sailing it into upper 90's country.
The Miners fell behind 1-0 vs. Army but Hall changed the contest with her play after the tally. She provided the equalizer with a rocket from 35 yards out. She then helped set up the go-ahead tally with a nice pass to Jade Babcock, who fed it to Azia Nicholson for the goal. The effort by Hall allowed UTEP to score twice in a span of just under 10 minutes.
Jeane Horton, Volleyball