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College Soccer News – Men’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending November 14, 2021

The College Soccer News Team Of The Week Recognizes Players Who Came Up Big For Their Teams During The Week.

Stefan Stojanovic – Junior – Forward Georgetown – Stojanovic converted a penalty kick and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Hoyas the edge they needed to secure a 2-1 win over Providence in the Big East Tournament Championship contest. Stojanovic’s game-winning goal was set up by a nice pass from junior Dante Polvara. Georgetown avenged a 3-0 loss to the Friars during regular season play. Stojanovic has 9 goals and 1 assist on the season. The Hoyas improve to 16-2-0.
Josh Dolling – Senior – Forward – Missouri State – Dolling was a key contributor on the offensive side of the for Missouri State. Dolling converted a header that was set up by a nice sequence of passes from teammates Connor Langan and Aadne Bruseth that proved to be the game-winner in the Bears 1-0 win over Bradley in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. He also provided helpers on the goals scored by Javier Martin and Jesus Barea in Missouri State’s 3-0 win over Evansville in the championship game. The Bears improve to 17-1-0.
Matthew Vowinkel – Graduate Student – Forward – Hofstra – Vowinkel was a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Pride. He scored both of Hofsta’s goals in their 2-1 win over Drexel in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament and twice including what proved to be the game-winning goal in a gutsy 3-2 come from behind win over a game Elon team in the championship match. Hofstra is unbeaten in their last fifteen games to stand at 16-1-2 overall which is a program best for wins in a single season. Vowinkel has 11 goals and 6 assists on the season. The Pride wins the CAA Championship for the first time since 2015.
Dawson McCartney – Graduate Student – Midfielder – Notre Dame – McCartney came through in the clutch for the Irish scoring twice to help propel Notre Dame past Duke 2-0 in the championship match of the ACC Tournament. He made a nice move off the dribble to create the space he needed to drive a shot into the right side of the net from the top of the box and sent the rebound of his own missed header into the net. McCartney’s brace was surprisingly the first by any player in an ACC Championship match since 2011. Notre Dame improves to 12-5-3 and wins the program’s first ever ACC Championship.
Yves Borie – Graduate Student – Midfielder – Vermont – Borie scored Vermont’s first goal in their 3-2 win over NJIT in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tournament and sent a rocket into the upper right corner of the goal from the top of the 18-yard box to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Vermont’s 1-0 win over New Hampshire in the America East Championship match. The Catamounts improve to 13-4-2, win the conference title for the first time since 2015, and secure the program’s 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. .
Noah Jensen – Redshirt Senior – Midfielder – Oakland – Jensen is a difference maker for Oakland. This week he scored twice to help propel the Golden Grizzlies past UIC 3-1 in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. He followed that up with a superb one goal and one assist evening to play a key role in Oakland’s 3-1 win over Cleveland State in the Horizon League Championship match. The Golden Grizzlies won both the Horizon regular season and tournament titles for the first time in seven years and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. Jensen was named the MVP of the Horizon League Tournament.
Dylan Gaither – Junior – Midfielder – Mercer – Gaither earns a spot on the College Soccer News Team of the Week in consecutive weeks. This week Gaither scored twice to jump start Mercer’s offense in the Southern Conference Championship match after the Bears had fallen behind a determined Belmont team 2-0 behind two goals from the Bruin’s Liam O’Brien in the first 21 minutes of the match. Subsequent Mercer goals by Michael Ille in regulation and Trevor Martineau in overtime enabled Mercer to prevail 4-3. Mercer improves to 10-7-1 and earns the Southern Conference’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Belmont concludes an outstanding season with a 13-5-1 record.
Seth Kuhn – Senior – Midfielder – Penn State – Kuhn played a key role in helping Penn State secure its first Big Ten Conference Tournament title since 2005. He scored Penn State’s first goal utilizing his left foot to place a bending ball into the near post out of a free kick from outside the box in the Nittany Lion’s 2-0 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tourney semifinal. He also scored Penn State’s first goal and contributed an assist on the goal scored by teammate Pierre Reedy in Penn State’s 3-0 win over a talented Indiana team in the championship match. Penn State wins its fifth straight match to improve to 13-6-1.
Til Zinnhardt – Junior – Defender – Tulsa – Zinnhardt contributed on both sides of the ball for Tulsa. He put in a solid ninety minute shift as a key part of a Tulsa backline that posted a 2-0 shutout over SMU in the semifinals of the AAC Tournament and contributed an assist on the goal scored by senior defender Mariano Fazio. He also was a key part of a Tulsa backline that limited UCF to only three shots on goal in a 2-1 win over the Knights in the championship match. Tulsa improves to 15-1-1 and claims the AAC tournament title for the first time since 2016.
Tommy Silva – Sophomore – Defender – UCLA – Silva scored twice within the first ten minutes of the match to help UCLA secure a 4-1 Pac-12 win over San Diego State, Silva one-time a left-footed shot inside the far post less than a minute into the match and scored from close range after receiving a pass from Tucker Lepley. Silva also created a turnover that led to a goal by redshirt freshman forward Jose Contell in the second half. UCLA improves to 10-6-1 with a 5-4-1 mark in Pac-12 play. San Diego State drops to 8-7-2 with a 2-7-0 mark in conference play.
Chase Vosvick – Graduate Student – Goalkeeper – Loyola Maryland – Vosvick made the stops that he needed to make to give his team the opportunity to advance past Army in penalty kicks after the contest was scoreless at the conclusion of 110 minutes of play in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament and American 2-1 in the championship match. The Greyhounds secured their first ever Patriot League Championship and return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.
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