Men’s Soccer Player of the Week: Matteo Landais, Georgia Southwestern
Landais helped keep the Hurricanes at the top of the PBC standings by scoring a goal and adding two assists in a win over Clayton State, with GSW 1-0-1 for the week. The junior forward for France’s Chevrollier scored the opening goal of the victory against the Lakers, scoring in the 21stroad minute after receiving a brilliant ball from Alexander Lozano, he tapped and finished with his left foot for a 1-0 lead. Eleven minutes later, he passed three defenders in the area to Lucas Bedleg, who made it 2–0. He received another assist on GSW’s fourth goal for four points in the match. Landais is tied for the league lead with six goals this season, he is also tied for the lead in assists. He leads the PBC with 2.13 points per game which is 18º in Division II of the NCAA.
Men’s Football Defender of the Week: Jed Smith, Lander
Smith led Bearcat’s defense to two shutouts last week when Lander went 1-0-1. The Essex, England veteran played the full 180 minutes in both games, starting with a 1-0 win over USC Aiken in which Lander held the Pacers down for a shot on goal. Additionally, Smith scored the lone goal of the game in the 76º minute, his first of the season. He followed it up with another 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Young Harris, holding the Mountain Lions back with just three shots in total and just one shot on goal and no shots attempted in the second half. Lander’s two shutouts were his first two of the season as they are tied for first in the PBC standings with a 2-0-1 league record.
Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week: Henrick Timgren, Young Harris
Timgren played 180 minutes of shutout in two games for the Mountain Lions, with the team losing 1-0-1. The junior from Helsingberg, Sweden, made three saves in YHC’s 2-0 win over North Georgia. He then made three more saves as Young Harris gave Lander his first defeat of the season in a goalless draw. He has three shutouts in the four games he has started this season and leads the Peach Belt with 0.75 goals against average and in shutouts per game.
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