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Monday, September 22, 2008MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb's Miguel DaSilva carried the Bisons to their first tournament title in the NCAA era in winning the Atlantic Sun’s Player of the Week while Marc Galizia picked up the first shutout of his career as he earned his first Defensive Player of the Week award, the conference office announced on Monday.
DaSilva, a sophomore, scored in both games of the Hyatt Place Select-Brentwood Invitational, the first tournament ever hosted by the Bisons. DaSilva, a management major from Lauderhill, Fla., had one goal in the 2-0 win against Presbyterian College on Friday. Two days later, he assisted on what proved to be the game-winning goal by Andrew Chamberlain and then scored the insurance goal in a 3-1 win against UNC Asheville in the A-Sun Game of the Week. DaSilva leads the conference in goals (six), goals per game (0.86) and points (13).
Stetson’s senior goalkeeper Marc Galizia picked a daunting opponent for the first shutout of his career. Facing ACC opponent Clemson, the business management major from Bradenton, Fla. turned away all six shots on goal fired his way in registering a 1-0 victory for the Hatters, marking the second-straight win for the Hatters against the Tigers after failing to a win a match in any of their first three contests.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Other Top Performers
Andrew Brown, ETSU (So. - F - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Accounting) -- Scored an incredible goal for the Bucs as the game was winding down against High Point; His shot came from 40-yards out over the retreating Panther goal keeper to seal the win.
James Holt, ETSU (Fr. - GK - Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Business) -- Had five saves in the win againt High Point as he earned his third shutout and fourth win in six games. Kept the Panthers at bay when they poured on the attack late in the match and helped propel ETSU to a conference-best 4-2 record.
Wesley Lartey, Jacksonville (So. - F - Decatur, Ga. - Exercise Science) -- Scored two unassisted goals off the bench to lead the Dolphins to a 2-0 win at Georgia Southern on Sunday; Tallied game-winning goal in the 34th minute and scored in 78th minute on a breakaway for first multi-goal game as a Dolphin..
Will Moorad, Belmont (Fr. - F - Brentwood, Tenn. - Business) -- Tallied two goals and one assist in Belmont's two games; Had one goal and one assist in Belmont's contest against UNC Ashville on and notched another score against Presbyterian in Belmont's 3-0 victory; Named to the All-Tournament team.
A-Sun Weekly Notes
Campbell plays Tuesday at William & Mary (7:00 p.m.) in a make-up game from its Sept. 6 postponement due to Tropical Storm Hanna…CU is 2-0 at home (5-0 scoring differential) and 0-4 on the road (1-5 differential) with four one-goal losses on opponents' home fields…After Tuesday's match at W&M, the Camels are off until starting conference play at home against Stetson (Oct. 2).
Freshman goalkeeper Brent McGee posted his first collegiate shutout Sept. 19 in a 2-0 win over Presbyterian College in the first night of the Hyatt Place Select-Brentwood Invitational at Lipscomb. He also played the second half of Sunday’s 3-1 win over UNC-Asheville which gave the Bisons the championship in the tournament…The Bisons are one of the youngest teams in the conference with a starting lineup that includes six freshmen, three sophomores, one junior and one senior. There are 24 new players on the roster, including one transfer…Freshman forward Garret Pettis was voted the MVP of the Hyatt Place Select-Brentwood Invitational.
The USC Upstate men’s soccer team fell to 1-5 on the season following a pair of shutout losses over the weekend at the Wofford/Nike Classic hosted by Wofford…The Spartans dropped a 2-0 decision to Wofford and a 5-0 decision to Furman Friday and Saturday…Upstate now owns a five-game losing streak on the season and have not scored a goal in the last four games…Upstate last scored in the 2-1 loss at Georgia State on Sept. 8…It ties the longest scoreless streak in school history, matching last year’s team that lost four straight A-Sun games without scoring a goal in late-October…Upstate travels to Georgia Southern on Wednesday in the first of two non-conference games this week…The Spartans close out the week hosting Presbyterian Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the first home game for Upstate since the Aug. 29 win over Brewton-Parker.