Pettis Nets Four in First-Half; Dykes Heads Home Crucial Goal

Monday, October 17, 2011

MACON, Ga. – Four goals from Lipscomb's Garret Pettis landed him the Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Player of the Week honor, while ETSU's Nick Dykes helped the Bucs to a crucial four-point weekend as he earned his first career Defensive Player of the Week award, announced Monday by the league office.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Garret Pettis, Lipscomb
(Sr. – Forward – Elizabethtown, Pa. – Health and Physical Education)
• Third Career Player of the Week award; first this season
• Tied a program record with four goals against North Florida; all in the first 30 minutes
• Performance ranks tied for seventh-best in A-Sun history
• Helped Pettis overtake the points lead in the conference and push Bisons into tie for second

OTHER NOMINEES:
• Alex Jenison (So., Belmont) – Tallied goals in each of Belmont's matches to help Bruins to 1-0-1 week
• Stefan Durr (Sr., Jacksonville) – Netted game-winner vs. Lipscomb and equalizer against Belmont
• David Geno (So., ETSU) – Scored game-winning goal vs. FGCU to snap Eagles 12-game conference win streak

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Nick Dykes, ETSU
(Fr. – Defender – Nashville, Tenn. – Sports Science)
• First Career Player of the Week award
• Scored the equalizing goal in a 2-1 win vs. FGCU to snap the Eagles conference win streak at 12
• Helped the Bucs to seventh shutout of the season in 0-0 tie against Stetson
• Propelled Bucs to seven points in conference play

OTHER NOMINEES:
• Brent McGee (Sr., Lipscomb) – Earned second shutout of the season in 5-0 win vs. North Florida
• Luis Ocejo (Jr., Stetson) – Netted goal in 3-2 win against USC Upstate; helped Hatters to a 0-0 tie at ETSU
• Lou Manning (Jr., Belmont) – Recorded eight saves and a shutout in 1-0-1 weekend for the Bruins

2011 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Player of the Weeks
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School)
Aug. 29 Aaron Schoenfeld (ETSU)
T.J. Brown (Belmont)
Sept. 6 Jonathan Mendoza (Stetson) / Alesi Osorio (ETSU)
Ryan Coulter (ETSU)
Sept. 12 Josey Portillo (FGCU)
Adam Glick (FGCU)
Sept. 19 Brandon Tarr (Belmont)
Joey Heavner (Mercer)
Sept. 26 Andres Navas (FGCU)
Ryan Coulter (ETSU)
Oct. 3 Brandon Tarr (Belmont)
Lou Manning (Belmont)
Oct. 10 Darko Karamatic (Jacksonville)
Andreas Schnabl (Stetson)
Oct. 17 Garret Pettis (Lipscomb)
Nick Dykes (ETSU)

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