Sullivan Named SEC Player Of Week Following Record-Setting Game
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Elisabeth Sullivan's stellar showing against Ole Miss Thursday night has earned her SEC Player of the Week accolades, the league office announced Friday afternoon.
Sullivan scored two of State's three goals, including the golden goal in the second overtime, as MSU capped the season with a 3-2 win against rival Ole Miss that gave the Bulldogs possession of the Magnolia Cup.
As if scoring the golden goal wasn't exciting enough for the Memphis native, the score also gave her the Mississippi State career goals record with her 23rd in three seasons.
"It's exciting to see the SEC recognize the special performance Elisabeth had last night. She had two outstanding finishes and really created some great chances for us," head coach Neil Macdonald said. "She is such a fun player to watch because she is dangerous with the ball at her feet. To become Mississippi State's career goals leader in three seasons speaks to what a phenomenal attacking player she is."
Sullivan tied the school record on a 73rd-minute putback that gave the Bulldogs at 2-0 lead.
After Ole Miss leveled the match and forced overtime, Sullivan captured the record and the victory as she lined a shot just inside the left post.
Sullivan registered an MSU-best fourth multiple-goal game, with three of those coming in SEC play.She ended her junior campaign with 12 goals, tying her for second-most in school single-season records. Her 28 points in 2012 rate as the second-best tally in Bulldog history.