With three wins from the first three games of the season, Oregon State is enjoying its first foray into competitive action in the spring campaign.
The Beavers picked up a pair of wins against tough opponents over the past week, edging Portland 1-0, before defeating Gonzaga by a 2-0 score on Saturday. At the heart of both wins was the latest men’s Player of the Week, as Glorie Amanda tallied all three goals for the Pac-12 program.
See who joins him as some of the top performances from the past week of action in men’s Division I soccer.
Team of the Week: February 8-14
GK Daniel Kuzemka, Charlotte – With the 49ers making their first appearance of the season, Kuzemka ensured that his side would at least keep a clean sheet. His six stops were crucial in a 0-0 draw against Duke on Friday.
D Oliver Posarelli, Marquette – Three games, three 1-0 overtime wins to start the spring campaign for the Golden Eagles. Posarelli anchored the team’s back line in last week’s win, a defeat of a quality Saint Louis team. He completed 90% of 105 pass attempts to go with that, playing every minute of the Saturday win.
D Anderson Rosa, UCF – A freshman from Brazil, the Montverde Academy product notched his first assist of his college career, credited with a helper on UCF’s lone goal in a 1-0 defeat of Temple over the weekend.
D Trey Asensio, Kentucky – After sitting out the fall, Asensio started in central defense for Kentucky last week, helping the Wildcats keep things close against Xavier. The CUSA program secured a 2-1 win in overtime.
F Papa Ndoye, SMU – One of the most eye-opening results of the season saw SMU travel to South Florida and defeat their conference foes by a 7-0 score. Ndoye was one of several impressive performances, as he scored twice, including the game’s first goal.
F Gloire Amanda, Oregon State – Along with his three-goal haul in two games, Amanda enjoyed a strong performance in both matches. He created three chances, and completed 75% of his passes in the wins.