A push for the Missouri Valley Conference regular season crown may be just out of reach, but it was still a great week for Loyola-Chicago.
The latest men’s Player of the Week helped get the Ramblers a pair of wins in high-scoring fashion. Junior midfielder Billy Hency had a hand in five of the six goals his team scored win wins against Bradley and Evansville.
He scored a goal and had an assist in a 3-2 overtime winner against Bradley on Wednesday, before putting in a two-goal, one-assist shift in a much more comfortable 3-0 win this past Sunday.
Check out some of the other top performances from around men’s Division I soccer.
Team of the Week: March 29-April 4
GK George Marks, Clemson – Four saves from Marks ensured that his side kept a zero. And while they didn’t manage a goal of their own, it was a strong performance in a matchup between two top-five teams.
D Patrick Hogan, Charlotte – After navigating a pause due to the pandemic, Charlotte returned to action and helped his side pick up a 3-0 win against Old Dominion. The senior center back played the full 90 as the 49ers nabbed another win in Conference USA play.
D Bryce Washington, Pittsburgh – It was a dominant home win for Pitt, which blanked Notre Dame by a 2-0 score. Washington and the Pitt back line conceded just three shots all game, and he was credited with an assist on the game-winning goal.
D Arnor Adalsteinsson, Furman – The junior from Iceland played every minute in two games as Furman secured the SoCon regular season title. Furman grabbed a 3-0 win against Belmont and drew 0-0 against Wofford.
M Sebastian Chalbaud, High Point – An excellent season at his new school continued for Chalbaud, who scored twice and setup another goal in High Point’s 5-1 win against Longwood. The Panthers are currently 7-0 in Big South play with one game left to go.
M Billy Hency, Loyola-Chicago – Even though Missouri State is leading in the MVC, Loyola-Chicago has enjoyed a great season thus far. Hency had a big week, scoring a goal and nabbing an assist last week against Bradley, then scoring twice and adding a helper in a 3-0 defeat of Evansville.
F Nigel Griffith, Temple – The freshman forward had a huge weekend as Temple upset Tulsa. He scored a goal and then had three assists on the way to a 4-1 win.
Honorable Mention: M Joseph Martini (Drexel), D Nathan Durst (Virginia Tech), M Jack Denton (Missouri State), F Diego Gutierrez (Creighton), F Simon Becher (Saint Louis), GK Matt Zambetti (Virginia Tech), M Beto Ydrach (UCF), M David Jackson (Navy), M John Klein (Saint Louis), M Ben Hegge (Northern Kentucky)