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UTEP – Scott and Tillotson Named C-USA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week

Mariah Scott and Justice Tillotson of UTEP soccer were recognized as Conference USA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week presented by Blenders Eyewear on Tuesday by the league office.

Scott was named Goalkeeper of the Week after leading the Miners to back-to-back shutouts for the first time since the 2019 season. She was the only keeper in C-USA to record multiple shutouts this past week. In a 2-0 blanking of UIW on Thursday, Scott faced 12 shots and made four saves. She followed that performance up with another shutout on Sunday against Mountain West foe Nevada, seeing eight shot attempts from the Wolf Pack and saving each one that was on frame. Scott has been instrumental in the success for UTEP against the MWC this season, yielding just one goal in three matches to give the Miners a 2-0-1 record in such games. Overall, Scott has three shutouts on the campaign.

Tillotson played 166 of 180 minutes over the course of the back-to-back shutouts for the Miners last week. Previously a forward, she recently switched to left-back and has helped lead the Miners to a 3-1-1 mark over the last five contests. Tillotson played all 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over UIW on Thursday, highlighted by assisting on the final goal for UTEP that provided a late cushion on the way to the victory.

Scott and Tillotson become the first Miners since Emerson Kidd and Emily Parrott in April of 2021 to be chosen as Conference Players of the Week.

Bailey Manfredi of North Texas was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week.

UTEP enters C-USA action this week with a home match on Thursday at 7 p.m. against FIU. The Miners then host LA Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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