Is Darian Jenkins Our Next Sydney Leroux?

No one can stay with SL - and a Bruin freshman is bringing up memories of the former Bruin legend - Jeff Vinnick

Not sure how many of you are keeping track of our women's soccer team (ranked no. 4 nationally). They are off to a really strong start (3-0) as they posted a come from behind win against Marquette yesterday in South Bend:

No. 4 UCLA fell behind in the first minute of the game but took just four minutes to equalize and went on to defeat No. 20 Marquette, 2-1, in the first game of the Notre Dame adidas Invitational on Friday.

Marquette took a page out of the Bruins' week one playbook, scoring early in the game. Just 45 seconds in, Ashley Handwork finished from eight yards out after taking a feed from Taylor Madigan on the left wing. Despite facing the early deficit, the Bruins did not flinch, tying the score at 4:27 on a goal from 10 yards out by freshman Darian Jenkins. The score was Jenkins' team-leading third goal in as many games. Sarah Killion had the assist, her fourth of the year.

The game remained knotted until 60:59 when junior Sam Mewis put the Bruins ahead, 2-1, with her first goal of the season. Mewis took a pass from Taylor Smith, who had just re-entered the game, and shot from the top of the box into the left corner past Marquette goalkeeper Amanda Engel for the game-winner.

I got the chance to see our season-opener against Northeastern (thanks to Pac-12 Network) and I gotta say Darian Jenkins looks sensational. As noted by the official recap, she is already leading the team in scores and her speed reminds me of none other than Sydney Leroux. She (and the team) is really fun to watch.

So keep an eye on them. Check out the full schedule as they are going to be on Pac-12 Network a lot this season.


<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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