Cal Poly women’s soccer standout Elise Krieghoff turned in a historic performance Sunday night, scoring four goals in a 5-2 win at CSU Bakersfield.
The sophomore forward was rewarded for that performance Monday, when she was named Big West Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Krieghoff’s four goals were the second-highest single-game total in program history and its most ever against an NCAA Division I opponent, according to Cal Poly. Former Mustangs star Wendy Jones tallied five goals against Southern California College (now Vanguard University) on Sept. 4, 1993.
Krieghoff’s four-goal performance was the first such feat in the Big West since UC Santa Barbara’s Jennifer Borcich accomplished the milestone Sept. 10, 2004.
Krieghoff also scored and notched an assist in Cal Poly’s 3-0 victory over Loyola Marymount to open the season Friday at the Cal Poly Sports Complex. The Clovis Buchanan High product has fired 20 shots on the season, including 11 shots on goal.
Krieghoff led the Big West with 11 goals as a true freshman last season on her way to Big West Freshman of the Year honors.
Monday marked the second time in Krieghoff’s career that she has received a Big West weekly honor.
The Mustangs (2-0) will return to the Cal Poly Sports Complex to host Sacramento State (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.