USC's Croix Bethune Earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Honors
LOS ANGELES – After helping to keep the No. 10 USC women's soccer team in pole position for a conference title with a pair of wins, Croix Bethune was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Bethune scored three goals and notched an assist in wins over Cal and No. 9 Stanford, securing her second conference weekly honor of the season. The two wins kept USC in first place in the conference standings, giving the Trojans a chance to win an outright title on Friday at UCLA.
Bethune's most dramatic highlights came in USC's victory over the Cardinal as she had a hand in all three goals to help the Trojans erase a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 overtime victory. With the Trojans down two at the half, Bethune assisted on USC's first goal and then scored the equalizer just two minutes later to even things up early in the second period. She then provided the game-winner in overtime, scoring the golden goal in the 93rd minute to win it for the home team.
Prior to that, Bethune scored the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over Cal on Thursday afternoon. The junior attacker has now recorded at least a point in 13 of the Trojans' 17 contests and has five goals in her last three matches.
Bethune now has the second-most goals in the Pac-12 with 13, second-most points with 33, fourth-most assists with seven and the third-most game-winning goals with four.
GOAL USC!! TROJANS WIN!!
@CroixBethune wins it for USC with the Golden Goal!!
— USC Women's Soccer (@USC_WSoccer) October 31, 2021