@TopDrawerSoccer Chooses Tindell as Honorable Mention for Team of the Week
Weekly honors continue to roll in for Tabby Tindell as she has been chosen as an honorable mention pick to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week. Tindell put two goals on the board on Sunday afternoon to guide the Eagles (1-0) to a 2-1 victory over Pac-12 foe Arizona (1-1) in its season opener. The Team of the Week recognizes the top performances of players nationwide.
Individuals from national powers, Ohio State, Stanford, South Carolina, Florida State, UCLA, Notre Dame, Penn State, California, Arkansas, Arizona State, DePaul, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan State are all represented on the list alongside Tindell. Check out the full Team of the Week here.
Tindell (Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic HS) picked up right where she left off at the end of the 2013 season, scoring the first goal of 2014 and 16th of her young career in the 19th minute. Arizona would tie the score early in the second half but it was Tindell who took a brilliant service from Shannen Wacker (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS) in the 72nd minute, drove down the middle of the field, made a quick move in the box and beat the keeper for the eventual game-winning goal.
“Tabby put forth a tremendous performance and deserves this recognition,” head coach Jim Blankenship added. “She had a big impact every time she touched the ball and showed us all that she is going to pick up right where she left off last season. If she can do that for us it is going to be a huge lift for this team.”
Tindell put together one of, if not the greatest individual seasons in program history in just her first year suiting up for the Green and Blue. By the end of the 2013 season the Ocala, Fla. native established single-season program records in points (34), goals (15), goals per game (0.75), shots (71), shots per game (3.55), shots on goal (44) and shots on goal per game (2.20).
FGCU hits the road for the first time in 2014 with a trip to Coral Gables, Fla. for a date with the Miami Hurricanes on Aug. 29. Miami closed last season with a 9-8-1 record and did not qualify for the ACC Tournament. These two programs have met three times; most recently in 2011 and FGCU has yet to claim a result. Miami lost on Sunday to No. 23 UCF by a score of 2-1 and are now 0-2 in 2014 following a loss to Florida on Friday.
From Miami the Eagles will travel to Tampa, Fla. to square off with USF for the first time in the regular season on Aug. 31. These two programs have met several times in exhibition fashion but never in the regular season. The Bulls closed out 2013 with a 10-4-7 record and a double-overtime, penalty kick loss to UCF in the semifinals of the American Conference Tournament. USF is 0-2 through the opening weekend as well with a 1-0 loss to FAU and a 2-0 loss to Florida.
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