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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 6, 2013

Harrison Shipp – Senior – Forward – Notre Dame

The Irish team captain contributed the assist on the goals scored by Vince Cicciarelli and Patrick Hodan in Notre Dame's 2-0 win over Indiana. He scored twice including the game-winner in overtime to lead the Irish to a 2-1 win over Clemson. Notre Dame is 6-0-3.

Steve Neumann – Senior – Forward – Georgetown

Neumann provided the helper on freshman Joshua Yaro's game-winner in Georgetown's 1-0 win over American.  He also netted his second-career hat trick and contributed an assist to help power the Hoya's past Big East foe Seton Hall 8-0. Georgetown is 8-2-1.  

Christian Okeke – Freshman – Forward – Bradley

Okeke's first two career goals were big ones helping Bradley secure a 3-2 on the road win over Northwestern. The first came after he controlled a loose ball and made a nice move to create the space he needed at the top of the box to score. His game-winning strike in o.t. was from 20 yards out after receiving a picture perfect pass from senior Wojciech Wojcik.   

Emil Ekblom – Freshman – Forward – Syracuse

Ekblom, who hails from Bekkestva, Norway, was in the right place at the right time for Syracuse scoring three times and contributing an assist to help the Orange crush N.C. State 5-0.  HIs first two goals were off rebounds and his third came after receiving a well played through ball from teammate Oyvind Alseth.   

Adam Montague – Junior – Forward – Michigan State

Montague played a key role in two solid on the road wins for Michigan State.  He alertly placed a rebound in the back of the net to help the Spartans top UIC 2-0.  He also netted the game-winning goal in the second overtime period with a big assist from Brent McIntosh to give Michigan State the edge they needed to top Northwestern 3-2 in a hard fought Big Ten contest.  

Eric Bird – Junior – Midfielder – Virginia

Bird provided the helper on teammate Darius Madison's goal and then scored the game-winning goal in overtime when he calmly collected a loose ball in the box and slotted it just inside the far post from twelve yards out to give Virginia a big 2-1 win over VCU.  Bird also scored from the top of the box in Virginia's 5-0 thumping of Pitt.  

Laurie Bell – Junior – Midfielder – Milwaukee

Bell and his Milwaukee teammates continue to take care of business. Bell, who is a team captain, contributed a goal out of a penalty kick and added an assist to help the Panthers top Nebraska Omaha 3-1.  He also scored and tallied a helper in Milwaukee's 3-0 win over Wright State. Bell has scored seven goals to date.  The Panthers are 9-0-1.  

Pedro Ribeiro – Senior – Midfielder – Coastal Carolina  

Ribeiro drove a free kick into the upper left corner of the goal from thirty-five yards out in the second overtime period to lift the Chanticleers to a 2-1 win over a very determined High Point University team. The goal was Ribeiro's sixth of the season. Coastal Carolina has won six straight to up their record to 7-2-0.  

Anders Vest-Hansen – Junior – Midfielder – FDU

Vest-Hansen twice provided the iceing on the cake for Fairleigh Dickinson during the week.  He converted a penalty kick in overtime in FDU's 2-1 win over St. John's before an impressive crowd at University Stadium in Teaneck.  He also netted a penalty kick in overtime to give FDU the edge needed to top Siena 3-2.   

Taylor Peay – Senior – Defender – Washington

Peay scored out of a corner served in by junior Darwin Jones in Washington's 3-1 win over Stanford.  Jamie Clark stated, "He (Peay) is getting double teamed on every set piece, but is so strong that he was able to fight to get his head on the ball." Peay also converted a header out of a corner put in play by James Moberg to give Washington the equalizer in their 1-1 tie with California. 

Mateo Munarriz – Junior – Goalkeeper – Hartwick

Munarriz had a thirteen stop evening including a save on a penalty kick to play a key role in Hartwick's 2-0 on the road MAC win over Akron. The win halted Akron's forty-nine game conference unbeaten streak and was Hartwick's first victory over the Zips since 1973. Hartwick coach John Scott stated, "Mateo was busy and he did his job."

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