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College Soccer News – National Team of the Week – Week Ending September 3, 2017

Rex Epps – Sophomore – Forward – Army  Epps who hails from Irmo, South Carolina scored twice to help power Army past Fairfield 3-0. He netted his first goal after receiving a cross from Keenan O'Shea. His second goal was set up by a pass from teammate Shaban Abousaud. Epps has socred four goals in Army's three contests to date. The Black Knights are 3-0-0 and off to their best start since the 2013 season.  
Foster Langsdorf – Senior – Forward – Stanford  Langsdorf earns a repeat spot on the CSN National Team of the Week. The Cardinal forward found the back of the net twice to help Stanford top Creighton 3-0 before a sellout crowed at Cagan Stadium. Langsdorf drove a shot into the back of the frame after teammate Corey Baird made a good move and pass to set up the goal. Langsdorf also controlled and sent a deflection back into the net with a double assist from Baird and Drew Skundrich. On Sunday, Langsdorf scored the lone goal in Standford's 1-0 win over Northeastern. 
Jad Arslan – Senior – Midfielder – West Virginia  Arslan scored twice to play a key role in West Virginia's 4-1 win over Wright State. Arslan has scored a total of four goals so far this year including the game-winner in all of West Virginia's three victories. The Mountaineers will seek to keep their unbeaten streak alive when they welcome Monmouth to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Labor Day. 
Ian McGrath – Senior – Midfielder – Evansville McGrath converted a header after receiving a pass from Chris Shuck and alertly controlled and drove a rebound of a shot into the back of the frame in overtime to lead the Purple Aces past Milwaukee 3-2. McGrath has netted four goals and contributed two assists in Evansville's three contests this year. The Purple Aces are 3-0-0. 
Luis Argudo – Senior – Midfielder – Wake Forest  Argudo scored twice and added a helper in Wake Forest's 4-1 win on the road over Saint Louis. He scored out of a throw-in with a double assist from defemder Logan Gdula and forward Jon Bakero. Argudo also slotted a shot into the far past from inside the box with a double assit from midfielders Brad Dunwell and Brandon Servania. He also contributed an assist on Jon Bakero's score. 
Danny Kierath – Junior – Midfielder – Furman Kierath drove a shot into the left-hand corner of the net with a little over a minute left to play in the second overtime period to give Furman a 1-0 on the road win over Denver. The goal was set up by a long pass from Rocky Guerra. Furman also topped a good Air Force team 1-0 to improve their record to 3-0-0. 
Wouter Verstraaten – Junior – Defender – Pacific  Verstraaten played a key role on both sides of the ball helping Pacific defeat Virginia Tech 1-0 on Friday and to come from behind to top a determined James Madison team 2-1 on Sunday. Verstraaten scored the lone goal in the win over Virginia Tech. He also alertly capitalized on a defensive miscue to net the game-winning goal in the contest with James Madison. The Tigers up their record to 4-0-0.  
Alexis Souahy – Senior – Defender – Bowling Green The BGSU team captain and center back is a rock solid part of the Bowling Green defense that has not allowed a goal in four games this year. This week the Falcons topped Cleveland State 2-0, Drexel 3-0 and Penn 2-0 to improve to 4-0-0. Souahy also contributed a goal in the wins over Drexel and Penn. 
Hjalmar Ekdal – Freshman – Defender – UNCW Ekdal headed in a corner kick served in by junior midfielder David Lozano to give the Seahawks the edge they needed to upset highly regarded North Carolina 1-0 in front of a crowd of 1,778 fans at the UNCW Soccer Stadium in Wilmington. Ekdal was also solid on the defensive side of the ball. The Seahawks remain unbeaten with a 3-0-0 record.  
Tim Kubel – Senior – Defender – Louisville  Kubel continues to come up with big plays for the Cardinals. He scored the lone goal in Louisville's 1-0 win over Butler when he scored from eighteen yards out after receiving a cross from Tate Smith. Kubel also converted a penalty kick to give Louisville the edge they needed to defeat Georgia State on the road. He also has been a part of a solid Louisville defense that has allowed only one goal in three games to date. 
Nacho Miras – RS Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Valpo Miras came up with the big saves in goal that he needed to make to give Valparaiso University the opportunity to defeat Loyola Chicago 2-1 in their inagural Missouri Valley Contest and DePaul 2-1 to secure the Chicago Classic title. Miras had four saves in the win over Loyola Chicago and an eight save evening in the victory over DePaul.  Valpo improves to 2-1-1.  


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