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College Cup Set; Blandon Player of Week

Article Written by Robert Ziegler
Published: December 3, 2012

A quarterfinal victory in men's college soccer NCAA Tournament play keeps Sasho Cirovski’s Maryland Terrapins at the #1 spot in the Tournament 48 National Ranking this week, with Indiana, Georgetown and Creighton filling out this weekend’s field for the College Cup.

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The ranking is an effort to project the postseason NCAA Tournament field of 48 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. Now that the tournament has begun, the ranking reflects the actual results of the tournament.

The complete ranking can be seen here.

Maryland defeated Louisville 3-1, Georgetown defeated San Diego 3-1, Indiana edged North Carolina 1-0 and Creighton beat Connecticut 1-0.

Meanwhile, Creighton freshman Christian Blandon is our Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after his late goal lifted the Blue Jays to a 1-0 decision over Connecticut on Sunday. Recipients of the honor, along with the entire Team of the Week, are chosen after examining Division I match summaries each week.

The entire Team of the Week is as follows:

GK: Luis Soffner, Indiana – Recorded a shutout in goal as IU defeated North Carolina, 1-0.

D: London Woodberry, MarylandScored in the Terps 3-1 win over Louisville.

D: Brendan Hines-Ike, Creighton – Freshman went 90 minutes in the back line as Creighton shut out UConn 1-0.

M: Jose Gomez, CreightonAssisted on the winning goal in Creighton’s victory over UConn.

M: Andy Riemer, Georgetown – Scored the match-killing goal in Georgetown’s 3-1 win over San Diego.

M: Christian Blandon, CreightonScored a late winner to lift Creighton over UConn 1-0 in a quarterfinal match.

F:  Jake Pace, MarylandScored a goal as Maryland defeated Louisville 3-1.

F: Patrick Mullins, Maryland Scored in the Terrapins’ 3-1 win over Louisville.

F: Eriq Zavaleta, IndianaScored the match-winner in the Hoosiers’ 1-0 defeat of North Carolina.

F: Brandon Allen, GeorgetownScored in his team’s 3-1 NCAA Tourney win.

F: Steve Neumann, Georgetown – Recorded 2 assists as the Hoyas defeated USD 3-1.

Player of the Week:  Christian Blandon, Creighton

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