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Player of the Week: Taylor Accursi

By Matt Heller and Joanna Bardak, 11/13/17, 10:15AM EST


Taylor Accursi Celebrates a goal in a game vs. the Pride. Photo By: Michael Hetzel

With two goals in Buffalo’s 5-3 win over the Pride on Saturday, Beauts forward Taylor Accursi has been named the NWHL Player of the Week.

"The honor of being player of the week is absolutely amazing,” said Accursi. "I would not be in the position I am without my incredible and supportive teammates.”

Accursi scored the Beauts’ second goal of the game off a beautiful feed from Corinne Buie early in the second period to put the team up 2-0. In the third period she tallied another goal and extended the Beauts' lead to 5-1 after she picked up a rebound.

Accursi has been a rookie sensation this season, taking the league by storm. She leads the league in goals with 5 and has a 41.7 shooting percentage.

She signed with Buffalo on July 5 after completing her collegiate career at Mercyhurst. Accursi had her finest season at Mercyhurst as a senior in 2016-17, finishing tied for second in goals and points, with 9 goals and 14 assists for 23 points in 35 games. The 5-8 forward from Ancaster, Ontario developed in the Burlington Barracudas program. 

Accursi and the 2-1 Beauts look to be the first team to give the Riveters a loss when they host them at HARBORCENTER on Saturday at 7:30.

"Getting the win on Saturday gives us some momentum,” said Accursi. “We need to build off of it when we face the Riveters on Saturday"!