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Teryni Dash Named Atlantic Conference Player of the Week (Presented by Commons)


By Derek Fleming, Staff Writer, WNFC


Facing a driving and potent Alabama offense in the second quarter, Teryni Dash made her first impact play of the game, picking off a potential touchdown pass put up by Courtney Billingsley. Dash worked upfield, gaining 22-yards after the pick to help give the Houston offense an opportunity.


Later in the second quarter, Dash perfectly read a deep pass, stepping in front of the pass and snagging her second interception of the game. Dash explained that on both interception plays, she was able to read the quarterback's eyes to make the play.


“I kept my eye on mesh with the quarterback and seeing where her head movement was going,” Dash said. “It was just two opportunities that presented themselves and I was being aggressive.”


The two interceptions are the first for Dash this season. She also added seven solo tackles and two assists on the day.


“I don’t think that I did anything special,” Dash said humbly of her Week 3 performance. “I just tried to do my part and help my team as much as I could.”


Coach Shari Ruelas said that Dash is one of the team captains and that she is a consistent player for the team, but her Week 3 performance was spectacular.


“She just seemed to be everywhere on the field,” Ruelas said. “On a night when we had quite a beat down and our defense was pretty worn out, she was just everywhere and kept going to the end.”


Dash currently is tied for the team lead on individual tackles and is one of only two Houston players to have recorded a tackle for loss this season. Her two interceptions also catapulted her into the team lead.


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