Miners of the Week
Sept. 19, 2011
Lauren Katada - SOCCER
Freshman Lauren Katada compiled five points (1-3-5) in helping UTEP forge a mark of 1-0-1 over the weekend. She was a key cog in the Miners' comeback at UTSA on Sept. 18, posting an assist and the match-tying-goal. Katada, who played 76 minutes off the bench, helped start UTEP's comeback with a good feed to set up Mackenzie German's goal (63:08) to get it on the board. She then was in the right place at the right time, sending home a shot with only 45 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the match. Katada opened the weekend by registering a pair of key assists in a 3-1 UTEP triumph at Sam Houston State on Sept. 16. She played a beautiful thru ball which led to the eventual match-winning strike. Then after SHSU cut the advantage down to one (2-1), she assisted on a much-needed insurance tally in the 82nd minute.
Greg Watkins - FOOTBALL
Junior DL Greg Watkins registered two sacks for a loss of 18 yards in UTEP's 16-10 win over NM State on Saturday. Watkins' second sack came in the fourth quarter as the Aggies began their march down field to threaten the Miners' lead. The sack resulted in a fumble recovery by UTEP to give the Miners the final two possessions of the contest for the victory. Watkins also recorded two tackles for losses - also for a loss of 18 yards and forced a fumble after recording 2.5 tackles in the game.