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College Soccer News – Men’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending September 5, 2021

The College Soccer News Team Of The Week Recognizes Key Performers During The Second Week Of The 2021 Season.

Julian Gomez – Junior – Forward – Monmouth – Gomez scored with a double assist from senior forward Liam McGregor and junior midfielder Luke McBeth and contributed a helper on the goals scored by McGregor and junior forward Ben Zakowski to play a key role in Monmouth’s 3-0 win over St. Francis Brooklyn. Monmouth is 1-0-1 and will travel to face Delaware on Tuesday night.
Diogo Pacheco – Redshirt Senior – Forward – Akron – Pacheco made good things happen for Akron this week. He contributed the assist on the goals scored by freshman forward Jason Shokalook and freshman midfielder Wan Kuzri Wan Kamal to help the Zips come from a goal down to top Michigan State. He also contributed a helper on the goals scored by sophomore midfielder Johnny Fitzgerald and sophomore forward Will Jackson in Akron’s subsequent 3-0 win over Robert Morris. The Zips improve to 3-0-0 and will have the opportunity to enhance their standing on the national scene when they host a highly regarded and ranked Pittsburgh team on Monday night at 7 p.m.
Ousseni Bouda – Junior – Forward – Stanford – Bouda contributed the assist on the goals scored by forward Zach Ryan and defender Andrew Aprahamian and one-timed a shot into the back of the net after receiving a pass form Will Richmond to play an active role in Stanford’s 4-0 thumping of Pacific. The Cardinal improve to 1-1-0 after a season opening loss to SMU in Dallas. Stanford will host a good UC Santa Barbara team on Monday at 7 p.m. in what looks to be a very competitive college soccer match.
Killian Byrne – Junior – Forward – Lipscomb – Byrne took advantage of the opportunities that came his way providing Lipscomb the firepower they needed to defeat Memphis 2-1. He skillfully sent a volley inside the far post and alertly controlled an errant attempt to clear a ball out and one timed it into the left corner of the frame from about 16 yards out. Lipscomb improves to 3-0-0 and will seek to keep their win streak alive when they travel to face Evansville on Monday at 6 p.m.
Jack Singer – Junior – Midfielder – California – Singer drove the rebound of teammate Evan Davila’s shot into the back of the net in California’s 2-1 win over Dixie State in their 2021 home opener and contributed two goals in their 4-3 win over UNLV. California head coach Kevin Grimes commented regarding Singer’s play and versatility, “His play has been nothing less than sensational, and his contributions no matter where we ask him to go have been outstanding.” The Golden Bears are 2-1-1 and will host Pacific on Friday.
Lucas Meek – Redshirt Junior – Midfielder – Washington – Meek scored twice in Washington’s 2-0 win over a good Grand Canyon team. He decisively drove a header into the back of the net from about eight feet out with a double assist from defender Ryan Sailor and midfielder Kalani Kossa-Rienzi out of a long throw in. He also scored from near midfield sending a ball over the top of the Grand Canyon netminder and into the right side of the frame. Washington is now 3-0-0 and will host Dartmouth out of the Ivy League on Friday at 7 p.m.
Malik HenryScott Sophomore Midfielder Tulsa – Henry-Scott played a key role in Tulsa’s 3-0 win over a highly regarded Missouri State team. He contributed the assist on forward Ben Barkley’s opening goal and scored himself after making a nice move off the dribble to create the space and the angle he needed to slot a shot into the left side of the frame from inside the box. It was a resume building win for a Tulsa side under head coach Tom McIntosh that improves to 3-0-0. The Golden Hurricane have another tough contest coming up on Monday night when they host Marquette out of the Big East at 7 p.m.
Johannes Pex – Junior – DefenderSeton Hall – Pex had a productive week on both sides of the ball. He converted a penalty kick and assisted on Camil Koreichi’s goal in Seton Hall’s 4-2 win over Delaware. He also scored the Pirates first goal in a 3-1 win over NC State in Raleigh and was part of a Seton Hall defense that limited NC State’s opportunities to score. The Pirates improve to 2-0-1 and will face Virginia Tech on Monday in a key matchup between two ranked teams.
David Garcia – Junior – Defender – FIU – Garcia scored the game-winning goal out of a corner kick with a double assist from Mauro Bravo and Matthias Lavenant in FIU’s 1-0 win over a very talented VCU team. Garcia along with fellow center back Kareem Riley put in a full ninety-minute shift anchoring a solid Panther defense that has yet to allow a goal in three contests. FIU is 3-0-0 and will head north to face in-state foe Jacksonville on Tuesday.
Andreas Ueland – Junior – Defender – Virginia – Ueland converted two penalty kicks and was part of a solid Cavalier defense that shutout High Point University 2-0. Virginia improves to 2-0-0 and moves forward to face Maryland in a non-conference contest on Monday at Audi Field in Washington D.C.
Paul Kruse – Senior – Goalkeeper – Creighton – Kruse had a three save evening in the process of anchoring a solid Bluejay defense along with backs Musa Oongo, Luke Mitchell and Miguel Ventura that shutout then number on ranked Indiana in Bloomington. Creighton topped the Hoosiers 3-0 behind goals scored by Charles Auguste, Diego Gutierrez and Dominic Briggs.
Oren Asher – Junior – Goalkeeper – Rutgers – Asher had an efficient seven save evening while anchoring a Rutgers defense that shutout Princeton 1-0 to secure the program’s third consecutive clean sheet. The last time Rutgers had began the season with three straight shutouts was back in 1990. Rutgers improves to 2-0-1. The Scarlet Knights will welcome Mount St. Mary’s to Yurcak Field on Monday at 7 p.m.

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