Men's Team of the Week: October 20

Men's Team of the Week: October 20
by TopDrawerSoccer
October 20, 2020

Two big games against ACC opponents, two wins for the Clemson Tigers.

It’s no surprise that Kimarni Smith had an impact in both games.

Facing a double-dip of conference games at home, Smith had a hand in three of the four Clemson goals, as they picked up 2-1 wins against Wake Forest (Tuesday) and Duke (Friday) in overtime.

Smith cracked open the scoring against Wake Forest, and then had a hand in the winning goal versus the Demon Deacons. He added an assist on James Brighton’s overtime winner against Duke.

Player of the Week: Kimarni Smith, Clemson

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

Men's Team of the Week: October 12-18

GK Paul Tyson, Georgia State: The 6-foot-7 goalkeeper was solid in steady in a pair of wins, including a 3-0 shutout against Georgia Southern.

D Marcelo Lage, Coastal Carolina: Double-dipping against Central Arkansas, Lage is a 6-foot-5 center back that knows how to make his presence felt for the Chanticleers. He scored once in each game against UCA, including Sunday’s winner in a 1-0 game.

D Arturo Ordonez, Pittsburgh: A goal and an assist from Ordonez – including the winner in overtime – extended Pitt’s win streak to four from four games to start the season.

D Oskar Ågren, Clemson: While the Tigers weren’t able to secure any shutouts, their defense held firm. Agren anchored the back line in the wins against Wake Forest and Duke, completing 90% of his passes against the latter.

M Andrew Bennett, Georgia State: Making just his third start of the season, the England native had a hand in all three goals in a 3-0 win against Georgia Southern, scoring twice and assisting on the other goal.

M Valentin Noel, Pittsburgh: Noel scored twice in Pitt’s 3-2 win against Virginia on the road in Charlottesville.

M Kalil Elmedkhar, Kentucky: With just one game left in the fall, ElMedkhar continues to make the most of his chances to impact the game. He scored and setup another goal in a 3-1 win against Mercer, and then followed that up with a 2-0 win versus UAB.

M Justin Guest, Georgia State: The sophomore scored and assisted on another goal in an easy 4-1 win against UAB last Wednesday.

M David Jackson, Navy: Making the only competitive game of the fall, Jackson scored and was credited with an assist in a 2-1 win against NC State in Sunday’s game.

F Kimarni Smith, Clemson: With Mohamed Seye sidelined after scoring twice in the season opener, Smith has stepped up his game and now has two goals and two assists through four games this year.

F DeAndre Kerr, Syracuse: Kerr’s brace put Syracuse up by a 2-0 score at home against Louisville. And while the Cardinals charged back for a 2-2 draw, Kerr’s strong start to his college career continued.

Honorable Mention: F Eythor Bjorgolfsson (Kentucky), F James Brighton (Clemson, M Haji Abdikadir (Louisville), M Daniel Pereira (Virginia Tech)

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