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College Soccer News – National Team Of The Week – Week Ending August 28, 2016

Bernard Yeboah – Senior – Forward – Vermont Yeboah scored twice to play a key role in Vermont's 3-2 overtime win against a good Cal State Fullerton team. His first goal came when he alertly controlled a loose ball just outside the box and drove it into the left post. Yeboah's second goal was off the right post after receiving a pass from teammate freshman Christopher Watts. Senior Brian Wright netted the game-winning goal for the Catamounts in overtime.
Guillermo Delgado – Senior – Forward – Delaware  Delgado hit the ground running contributing two goals and an assist to power the Delaware attack in a 3-0 season opening win over Bucknell. He also scored the lone goal in the Blue Hens 1-0 win over Forham when he intercepted a pass and placed a shot into the lower right side of the net from ten yards out. Delgado and his teammates will seek to remain in the win column when they tangle with Iona on Wednesday and Villanova on Sunday.  
Marcelo Acuna – Sophomore – Forward – Virginia Tech  Acuna converted a header in double overtime after receiving a cross from Alessandro Mion to give the Hokies a 1-0 upset win over Ohio State to open the 2016 season on a strong note. He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal from ten yards out after receiving a cross from Andre Thomas in Virginia Tech's 3-0 win over Oakland. The transfer from Houston Baptist has added a different dimension to the Hokie's attack. Virginia Tech will host South Florida on September 2 at Thompson Field.  
Kwame Awuah – Senior – Midfielder – Connecticut  Awuah is a difference maker and playmaker who makes good things happen for Connecticut. What he contributes to the Huskies does not always show up in the statistics but nonetheless he is an impact player. He played a key role in UConn's 3-1 season opening win Friday over Iona and their 2-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha before a crowd of 5,100 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Connecticut hosts Louisville next friday in what shapes up to be an exciting contest.  
Tanner Thompson – Senior – Midfielder – Indiana  Thompson and his Indiana teammates had a productive season opening weekend that included a 1-0 win over any always competitive New Mexico team and a good 3-1 win over UC Irvine. Thompson converted a penalty kick to give the Hoosiers the edge they needed to top New Mexico. He also netted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the victory over UC Irvine and contributed the assist on teammate Grant Lillard's goal. The Hoosiers face California and Stanford next weekend tangle next weekend. 
Joseph Holland – Senior – Midfielder – Hofstra  Holland scored twice in a two minute span to give Hofstra the edge they needed to secure a 3-1 win over local rival Stony Brook. Holland's first goal was from a bending ball out of free kick from thirty yards out. His second goal was a well placed header into the lower right corner of the goal from around ten yards out after receiving a nice cross from senior Lerthon Theuma. The Pride have a big test in front of them when they take to the road to face Charlotte Monday night.  
Paul Hoffmeister – Junior – Midfielder – Utah Valley Hoffmeister's two goals gave Utah Valley the edge they needed to top Washington 2-1 in their season opener. Hoffmeister utilized his left foot to score from just inside the box out of a coutner attack that was set up by passes from teammates Gui Leme and Karson Payton. His second goal came when he alertly controlled a loose ball in the box and placed it into the back of the frame. The Wolverines displayed a ton of grit in this one.    
Napo Matsoso – Senior – Midfielder – Kentucky  Matsoso hit the ground running contributing two highlight reel goals and an assist to help power the Wildcats past Marquette 4-0. Both his scores came near the end of the first half of play and gave Kentucky a ton of momentum which they never relinquished. Matsoso drove a shot into the back of the frame from twenty-two yards out after making a nice move off the dribble to create the space and angle he needed. His second goal was a precision strike from the top corner of the box into the far-side of the net. 
Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel – Sr.- Midfielder – Boston College  Schulze-Geisthovel netted Boston College's first goal with an assist from senior Isaac Normesinu in their 2-0 season opening win over Quinnipiac. He also contributed a goal after receiving a through ball from Normesinu to help power the Eagles to a 3-2 win over Boston University. The senior transfer from St. Leo has made an immediate impact. The Eagles will host Hofstra and Villanova next weekend before beginning ACC play.  
Brandon Aubrey – Senior – Defender – Notre Dame  The Irish central defender was part of a Notre Dame defensive effort that shutout UC Irvine 4-0 and New Mexico 1-0 to win the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title. Aubrey also contributed on the offensive side of the ball converting a penalty kick in each contest including the goal that proved to be the game-winner in the contest against New Mexico. Things don't get any easier for the Irish who have Stanford and California on their dance card next weekend. 
Brad Ruhaak – Senior – Defender – Akron Ruhaak helped anchor a solid Zip defensive effort that shutout Georgetown 1-0 and Seattle 1-0. He also alertly controlled the deflection of teammate Ezana Kahsay's shot and sent into back into the net in the final minute of regulation to net the game-winning goal in the win over Georgetown. The Zips travel to west coast this weekend to face San Diego State on Friday and UCLA on monday.  
Nick Lima – Senior – Defender – California  The Golden Bears opened the season with a 2-2 tie with St. Mary's (California). They then got in the win column with a 2-1 win in overtime against Penn State. Lima netted both goals in California's come from behind win over a very game Nittany Lion team. His first goal was a blast into the back of the frame from the center of the box with an assist from teammate Ugo Rebeccini. Lima's game-winning goal was a header set up by a pass from senior Trevor Haberkorn.  
Erik Dick – Redshirt Junior – Goalkeeper – Butler Dick is a shot stopper who came up with ten saves to anchor a solid Butler defense in their season opening 0-0 draw on the road against Louisville. Seven of Dick's ten saves came during the first stanza of play.  


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