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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending August 30,2015

Pat Flynn – Junior – Forward – Bowling Green

Flynn scored from six yards out after receiving a cross from Bismark Agyeman and assisted on Joe Sullivan's goal in Bowling Green's 3-1 win over SIU. He also contributed a hat trick to power the Falcon offense in a 4-1 win over Western Illinois. Bowling Green will host Drexel on Thursday, September 3 and Cleveland State on Sunday, September 6.  

Mac Steeves – Junior – Forward – Providence  Steeves who hails from Needham, Massachusetts and his teammates had a productive weekend of play in which they recorded wins over Bryant 2-1 and Monmouth 2-0. Steeves found the back of the net twice in the contest with Bryant including the game-winner in overtime. He also scored twice in Providence's win over Monmouth. The Friars are off to a 2-0-0 start.   
Fabian Herbers – Junior – Forward – Creighton Fabers is a finisher. Against Michigan after receiving a pass from teammate Fernando Castellanos he utilized his touch on the ball and quickness to create the space he needed to drive a shot from the top of the box into the net to give Creighton the lone goal they needed to secure a 1-0 victory. He also scored unassisted and assisted on Timo Pitter's goal in Creighton's 4-0 win over Milwaukee.   
Alex Serwatka – RS Junior – Midfielder – Oakland

Serwatka had a hand in all three of Oakland's goals scoring twice and adding an assist to help the Golden Grizzlies top Western Illinois 3-0.  His first goal came in the thirteenth minute of play when he decisively drove a header into the back of the frame from ten yards out after receiving a well played long ball from teammate Matt Dudley. His second goal came off of a turnover from five yards out. Serwatka also contributed the assist on teammate Austin Ricci's goal.  

Lucas Diniz – Senior – Midfielder – Stetson Diniz is a scoring machine. He and his Stetson teammates hit the ground running opening the 2015 season with a 3-1 win over Georgia State on the road and a 3-0 win over UAB in Birmingham. Diniz scored twice in the win over Georgia State and contriubuted a hat trick in the victory over UAB. The Hatters are off to a great start.   
Napo Matsoso – Junior – Midfielder – Kentucky

Matsoso was a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Wildcats. He maintained his focus and scored the game-winning goal out of a counter attack in the last minute of regulation when he skillfully controlled a loose ball and slotted it into the far right side of the net to give Kentucky a 2-1 come from behind win over a good Valparaiso team.   

Matias Pyysalo – Sophomore – Midfielder – UCF

Pyysalo found the back of the net twice to play a key role in UCF's season opening 5-0 thumping of Florida Atlantic.  His first goal of the evening was out of a free kick from thirty yards out. His second score came when he alertly took advantage of a miscue in the box that he drove cleanly into the net. Pyysalo also contributed assists on the goals of teammates Neico Regent and Gorka Aperribay. 

Mikhail Doholis – Senior – Midfielder – Oregon State Doholis used his left foot to send a bullet into the top left corner of the goal from fifteen yards out to net the golden goal in overtime in Oregon State's 1-0 win over Marquette. He also made a nice run down the left side of the pitch before sending a cross into teammate Timmy Mueller who finished it to give the Beavers the edge they needed to top Michigan State 1-0. It was a very gutsy weekend for Oregon State. 
Brandon Aubrey – Junior – Defender – Notre Dame Aubrey, who was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, anchored a Fighting Irish defense that shutout Maryland 0-0 and Indiana 1-0 in two impressive contests. Notre Dame goalkeeper junior Chris Hubbard and senior midfielder Connor Klekota were also named to the All-Tournament team. 
Ben Kern – Senior – Defender – Air Force 

A record crowd was on hand at Cadet Soccer Stadium to see the Falcons top Army 1-0 in double overtime. From his outside-middle back position, Kern was a key factor on both sides of the ball for Air Force. He helped the defense shutout Army and his contribution on the offensive side of the ball included providing the assist on teammate A.J. Esparza's game-winning goal in overtime.   

Sam Strong – Freshman – Defender – UCSB 

The Santa Barbara native and center back helped anchor a tenacious Gaucho defense along with fellow freshman goalkeeper and Santa Barbara native Justin Vom Steeg that shutout a very attack oriented and highly regarded Stanford team. Junior forward Nick DePuy netted the game winning goal with an assist from midfielder Seo-In Kim as UCSB recorded an impressive 1-0 season opening win over the Cardinal.  

Richard Hall – Junior – Defender – NIU The defender from Billericay, England was solid on the defensive side of the ball and came up big for NIU when he drove a shot into the back of the frame in the 106th minute of play out of a free kick from thirty yards out to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Green Bay. The Huskies will travel to Greenville, South Carolina next weekend to face Furman and the College of Charleston.  
Fernando Pina – Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Coastal Carolina  Coastal Carolina took to the road to open the 2015 season with tough contests against Old Dominion in Norfolk and VCU in Richmond. Pina did all the things he needed to do in goal to help the Chanticleers come away with two good wins. He had seven saves in Coastal's 2-0 win over ODU and four saves in their victory over VCU. Pina and his Chanticleer teammates have tough contests on the horizon against Charlotte and Clemson.  


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