BOSTON – Paola Ortez of the Suffolk women's soccer team has been named a nominee for HeroSports.com DIII Women's Soccer HERO of the Week thanks to her game-winner in the season opener at Rhode Island College Sunday. To vote for Ortez, click here.
Overtime loomed in Providence, as the Rams and Anchormen were deadlocked at 1-1 with one minute remaining. RIC was whistled for a foul on a Suffolk offense rush, which set up Ortez heroic ways with the senior defender firing a good free kick from 25 yards out to break the tie and lift the blue-and-gold to a 2-1 victory.
The Rams and Ortez return to action Saturday, Sept. 9 when they lift the lid on their home and GNAC schedule with a 1 p.m. showdown with Albertus Magnus. The contest serves as the opener for a Suffolk doubleheader with the men's squad hosting the Falcons in the nightcap at 4 p.m.