AWARD: Cid-Fernandez earns ASC Offensive honors

Monday, September 18, 2017

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: September 13-16, 2017

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Leandro Cid-Fernandez, MF, Sr., UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler senior midfielder Leandro Cid-Fernandez (Cordoba, Argentina) matched the Patriot all-time scoring record with 33 goals and after notching both goals in a 2-0 win against UT Dallas and another goal in a 5-0 victory over Howard Payne. Cid-Fernandez has won Offensive Player of the Week four times in his career.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Rob Oakley, GK, So., Concordia Texas
Concordia University Texas sophomore keeper Rob Oakley (Dallas, Texas / Richardson HS) opened conference play with back-to-back shutouts, recording five saves in a pair of victories. He had one save in the Tornados’ 3-0 win at East Texas Baptist, then came up with four in their 1-0 win at LeTourneau. This is Oakley’s third Player of the Week award of his career.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
Offensive
Louisiana College freshman midfielder Jay Pinto (Sao Paulo, Brazil / Oemar) was able to capitalize on a loose ball in front of the Belhaven keeper in the 40th minute to hit the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over the Blazers.

Concordia Texas senior forward Alejandro Labastida (Austin, Texas / McNeil HS) recorded the Tornados’ first hat trick since 2012 in their 3-0 win over East Texas Baptist. He took five shots in CTX’s 1-0 victory at LeTourneau.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor senior midfielder Julio Mar (Lake Jackson, Texas / Brazoswood HS) helped the Cru to a 2-0 week, scoring a goal in each contest. He had a goal in the 52nd minute in a 2-0 win against LeTourneau and scored in the 13th minute in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at East Texas Baptist.

Howard Payne University senior Daniel Lemus (Salado, Texas / Salado HS) scored the game-winning goal in the first half in the Yellow Jackets’ 1-0 victory over Ozarks.

University of Texas at Dallas junior defender Jacob Malone (Denton, Texas / Ryan HS) scored his first career goal off the bench as the Comets’ edged Ozarks 1-0. He scored in the 63rd minute of the game.

Defensive
UT Tyler junior defender Ryan Brinda (Coppell, Texas / Coppell HS) helped the Patriots to a pair of shutout wins, defeating UT Dallas 2-0 and Howard Payne 5-0. UTT limited the Comets to five shots on goal and the Yellow Jackets to one. Brinda and the Patriot defense allowed only 10 total shots on the weekend.

Louisiana College senior goalkeeper Nathan Gautreaux (Leesville, La. / Leesville HS) earned his first shutout of the season in the Wildcats’ 2-0 win over Belhaven. He tallied eight saves in the win. In Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Millsaps, Gautreaux came up with five saves.

Mary Hardin-Baylor senior keeper Javier Zaragoza (San Antonio, Texas / Madison HS) earned a pair of road wins last week for the Cru, with a shutout, four saves and a 0.50 goals against average.

Howard Payne freshman goalie Andrew Hackney (Bedford, Texas / Euless-Trinity HS) was solid in goal for the Jackets, racking up five saves in a 1-0 shutout against Ozarks.

UT Dallas junior goalkeeper Chase Therrien (Trophy Club, Texas / Byron Nelson HS) logged his second shout of the season as the Comets defeated Ozarks 1-0 on the road. He made five saves in the win. He also had four saves in Thursday’s 2-0 loss at UT Tyler.