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College Soccer News – National Team of the Week – Week Ending August 27, 2017

Foster Langsdorf – Senior – Forward – Stanford  Langsdorf scored twice to help the Cardinal secure a decisive season opening 4-0 win over San Jose State. His first goal was set up by a nice cross from redshirt junior midfielder Sam Werner. Langsdorf's second score came out of a corner kick with Werner again contributing the assist. 
Jeff Farina – Senior – Forward – Notre Dame Farina had a very solid weekend of play. He netted the insurance goal in Notre Dame's 2-0 win over San Diego. Farina also converted a header and sent a shot into the back of the net from fifteen yards out to play a key role in Notre Dame's 2-1 win over Cal Poly. 
Spiro Pliakos – Senior – Forward – Detroit Mercy Pliakos helped the Titans open the 2017 season with a 2-1 win over Stetson and a 1-0 win over LIU-Brooklyn to begin with a 2-0-0 record for the first time since 2011. Pliakos scored twice in the win over Stetson including the game-winning goal in overtime. The win over Stetson was head coach Nicholas Deren's fiftieth victory at Detriot Mercy. 
Jelani Pieters – Redshirt Sophomore – Forward – UNC  Pieters was a very productive part of a very explosive Tar Heel attack. He contributed a goal with an assist from Zach Wright in North Carolina's 4 to 2 win over Providence. Pieters also netted two goals and provided one helper in UNC's 5 to 1 win over Rutgers.  
Mauro Cichero – Senior – Forward – SMU Cichero netted a hat trick to power SMU past UC Davis Friday night. He scored out of a free kick from twenty-five yards out, converted a penalty kick and drove a header into the back of the frame to tally the game-winner for the Mustangs in the eighty-ninth minute of the contest. SMU head coach Kevin Hudson pretty much summed it up when he stated, "It was a fantastic performance." 
Adrien Cabon – Junior – Midfielder – Louisville Cabon scored twice in little over a three minute span to help Louisville come from behind to top UC Irvine 2-1. HIs first goal was a blast into the upper right corner of the goal from twenty-one yards out. Cabone's second goal was created by a nice run up the left center of the field that placed him in the position to drive a shot into the upper right corner of the frame from fourteen yards out. 
Brian Iloski – Redshirt Senior – Midfielder – UCLA Iloski was a key ingredient in a potent Bruin attack that topped San Francisco 5-3 on Saturday. Iloski netted two of UCLA's five goals. He calmly converted a penalty kick and drove a cross served in by sophomore defender Alex Knox into the back of the net. Things don't get any easier for UCLA as they travel to face Maryland next Friday and tangle with Georgetown on Monday.  
Brandon Servania – Freshman – Midfielder – Wake Forest  Servania had an impressive collegiate debut scoring two goals and contributing two assists to help power the Demon Deacons to a 5-1 victory over Rutgers. He also contributed two assists in Wake Forest's 4-1 win over a good Providence team.  
Jake Rozhansky – Senior – Midfielder – Maryland Rozhansky was a catalyst in Maryland's 4 to 2 season opening on the road win over Santa Clara. He provided the helper on teamate Eric Matzelevich's goal and netted two goals with Eryk Williamson providing the assist on the first and Sebastian Elney contributing the assist on the second. Maryland will seek to up its win total when they return home to host Hofstra on Monday night at Ludwig Field. 
Andrew Gutman – Junior – Defender – Indiana  Gutman scored Indiana's first goal in their 2-0 season opening win over Cal Poly. He also was a key part of a rock solid Hoosier defense that also shutout San Diego 1-0 in Indiana's second contest in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in South Bend. Indiana begins the 2017 campaign 2-0-0. 
Giovanny Vazquez – Senior – Defender – Utah Valley Vazquez drove a header into the back of the net from just outside of the box out of a corner kick served in by teammate Connor Salmon to give the Wolverines the edge they needed to top visiting Akron 1-0. Vazquez was also part of a very solid Utah Valley defensive effort.  Wolverine head coach Greg Maas stated, "Gio brings an incredible amount of leadership and experience."
Kellar Sirstins – Junior – Goalkeeper – Iona  The netminder from Taylorsville, Utah was a key part of an Iona defense that shutout Connecticut 1-0 on the road to secure the Gaels first ever victory over the Huskies. Sirstins came up with the saves he needed to make including a crucial stop of a penalty kick.  


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