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Men's Team of the Week: February 16

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: February 16, 2021

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.

Player of the Week: Gloire Amanda, Oregon State

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 Charlie Collins, La Salle – Two assists from the defender helped his side secure a 2-1 win against local foes Villanova over the weekend.

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.

M Ryan Dougherty, Lipscomb – The central midfielder enjoyed a stellar shift in a 2-1 victory versus East Tennessee State. A goal and assist were pivotal in Lipscomb’s second win of the season.

M Deniz Dogan, Seattle – Assisting on the opening goal against Houston Baptist, Dogan rounded out the scoring for SU in their first WAC win of the spring campaign.

M Robert Soronellas, North Florida – The sophomore from Florida tallied the winning goal from the penalty spot as the Ospreys defeated Mercer by a 2-1 score.

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.

F Andrew Halloran, South Carolina – Coming off the bench, the junior bagged a hat trick in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Winthrop.

Honorable Mention: D Nick Taylor (SMU), D Dylan Shockey (Loyola Marymount), D Ian Murphy (Duke), M Kevin Gutia (Incarnate Word), D Keegan Tingey (Stanford), M Jeorgio Kocevski (Syracuse)

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