Men’s Team of the Week: October 12
It was quite the week in the race for the Atlantic 10 regular season title.
And with two road wins, Saint Louis took a big step towards securing the championship this fall.
SLU defeated Duquesne by a 3-2 score in a mid-week matchup on Wednesday, thanks to a Chandler Vaughn goal. On Saturday, making the trip to Richmond, the Billikens bagged an impressive 4-1 win against VCU. The latest TDS Player of the Week, Simon Becher, played a pivotal role in both wins. In both games, Becher scored a goal and assisted on another, including the overtime winner over Duquesne.
Check out some of the other top performances from the past week of action in men’s DI soccer.
Men’s Team of the Week: October 4-10
GK Holden Trent, High Point – Needing to keep picking up points in Big South play, Trent helped the Panthers to a 1-1 draw against USC Upstate and a 1-0 road win at Longwood. He made three saves against USC Upstate and six against the Lancers.
D Ryan Sailor, Washington – Sailor makes the Team of the Week for the second week in a row after scoring a goal against Stanford in a 3-1 win last Thursday. The center back played the full 90 in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat of Cal.
D Pol Hernandez, Xavier – Two Big East road wins were massive for Xavier last week, moving their record to 8-4. Hernandez went the full 90 in both games, a 2-1 win against Marquette and 1-0 defeat of Seton Hall. The Spanish defender notched an assist in the win over the Golden Eagles.
M Tyler Bagley, Cornell – It was a wild Ivy League matchup between Cornell and Harvard. After going up 5-0, the Big Red held on for a 5-4 win, conceding four goals in the final 30 minutes. Bagley scored a goal and handed out three assists for the Ivy League program.
M Alberto Anaya, Bowling Green – Facing a pair of MAC opponents from Georgia, Anaya helped BGSU come up with a pair of wins. The freshman scored a goal and setup another in a 3-2 win against Georgia State. He also scored in a 4-0 victory over Georgia Southern.
M Bertin Jacquesson, Pittsburgh – After a slow start to the season, Jacquesson is heating up. He had a goal and two assists against Cleveland State in a 4-0 mid-week match. More importantly to the ACC race, he scored the winning goal in Pitt’s 3-2 defeat of Duke.
Honorable Mention: F Luca Erhardt (James Madison), F Paul Mayer (New Hampshire), F Daniel Russo (Notre Dame), M John Klein (Saint Louis), F Kyle Holcomb (Wake Forest), M Pedro Dolabella (Marshall), F Chris Donovan (Drexel), F Pol Monells (Virginia Tech), M Dante Polvara (Georgetown), F Maximillian Galizzi (Memphis), F Imanol Rosales (Washington), M Alejandro Pereira (Portland), F Jacob Williams (Navy)
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