Men’s Team of the Week: October 19

Men’s Team of the Week: October 19
by TopDrawerSoccer
October 19, 2021

It was a big week in the Southern Conference title race.

Belmont welcomed UNC Greensboro over the weekend, with a win for the latter all but clinching the regular season crown for the visitors. But AJ Chastony had other plans

The sophomore from Kentucky scored the game-winning goal, securing a 2-1 win and keeping Belmont in the conversation for the title race. It was his second winner of the week, as Chastony bagged the decisive goal earlier in the week in a 2-1 win against Evanville.

Player of the Week: AJ Chastonay, Belmont

Check out some of the other top performances from the past week of men’s Division I soccer.

Men’s Team of the Week: October 11-17

GK Detre Bell, Louisville – A five-save effort between the posts from Bell propelled Louisville to a quality 2-0 win against North Carolina over the weekend. He also played 90 minutes in a shutout win over Eastern Illinois earlier in the week.

D Nykolas Sessock, Indiana – On the hunt to climb back into first in the Big Ten, Sessock helped IU lock down a pair of shutout wins in Big Ten play last week. After playing 90 minutes in a 3-0 win against Ohio State, Sessock helped to setup the game winner on Sunday against Penn State, as his cross was turned in for an own goal in the 1-0 game.

D TJ Presthus, Yale – Facing two high-quality opponents last week in New Hampshire and Cornell, Yale came away with a 1-1 draw in the former and a 1-0 win in the latter. The freshman defender played every minute, laying the foundation for the critical Ivy League win against the Big Red.

D Jake Erlandson, Bowling Green – In a crucial MAC matchup, Erlandson played 110 minutes, scoring the tying goal in a 1-1 draw against conference rivals Northern Illinois.

Hugo Bacharach, Fairleigh Dickinson – The Spanish sophomore scored a goal in a 3-3 draw against Central Connecticut on Thursday. He followed that up with a 90-minute defensive effort, as FDU kept a clean sheet against league-leaders LIU, winning 2-0.

M Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador, Clemson – In just 42 minutes, the sub made a huge impact in Friday’s crucial game against Duke. He scored the winning goal in overtime, while assisting on Hamady Diop’s tally in the second half of the 3-2 win.

M Isaiah Parker, Saint Louis – The powerhouse freshman scored directly from a corner kick and had an assist in SLU’s 2-0 win against Dayton last week.

M AJ Chastonay, Belmont – It’s been a clutch run for Chastonay, who now has four goals in the last five games, all wins. The path to the NCAA tournament requires a win in the conference tournament, but at least a share of the regular season title is possible.

F Aaron Edwards, UCLA – Another freshman with a big performance last week, Edwards scored a brace in UCLA’s massive 2-1 non-conference win against Loyola Marymount. It’s a big, resume-building victory for the Bruins as they seek to return to the NCAA tournament.

F Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts – The grad student scored twice in a tight clash in Summit League play with Omaha, including the game winner in a 3-2 victory.

F Daniel Tshiani, Loyola (MD) – Two massive wins in Patriot League play have thrust the Greyhounds back into the regular season title race. Tshiani scored the winners in both, victories against American and Navy.

Honorable Mention: M Dawson McCartney (Notre Dame), F Roald Mitchell (Wake Forest), D Charlie Ostrem (Washington), D Chris Rindov (Maryland), F Tyrone Mondi (Oregon State), F Aboubacar Camara (Louisville), F Jalen Anderson (UNC Wilmington), M James Morris (Seattle), F Dylan Borczak (Oakland), F Ryan Kingsford (Akron), M Peter Stroud (Duke), D Diogo Pacheco (Akron)

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