Miners Of The Week: Oct. 28, 2013
Oct. 28, 2013
Aaron Jones, Football
Katada scored in both matches while also assisting on the game-winning goal against the Tigers. She showed off her skills against UTSA by using some fancy dribbling and good effort to beat a couple of defenders and create open space. As she was prepared to rifle a shot, a Roadrunner defender tripped her, and the official was quick to award the PK. Katada calmly converted it to give UTEP the 2-0 lead.
In the match-up against the Tigers, who had been riding an 11-match unbeaten streak, Katada tied the contest at 1 with a precise strike on yet another PK. She was in the role of playmaker in the second half, setting up Angela Cutaia's match winner on a set piece in the 63rd minute. She served a beautiful ball from the right wing, and Cutaia hammered home the header past a diving Kate Scheele with 27 minutes to play in regulation.