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GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s Alan Winn and Clemson’s T.J. Casner have been named the ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while North Carolina’s Colton Storm has been named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Winn, a sophomore forward from Garland, Texas, scored two second-half goals, including the game winner, in the 4-2 victory over second-ranked Notre Dame on Friday evening in Chapel Hill. The two goals, his first scores of the season, came in a span of eight minutes, 44 seconds that virtually put the game away as North Carolina took a 4-1 lead with under 30 minutes left in regulation.
Casner scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in all three of the Tigers’ wins last week. Against Furman, he scored an unassisted goal on a free kick from 20 yards. His goal against No. 16 Duke in the 55th minute broke a 1-1 tie and gave Clemson its first ACC win of the 2015 season. On Sunday, Casner scored on a penalty kick in the Tigers’ win over Brown. The senior from Irvine, California, is now tied for the team lead in goals (4) and tied for second in scoring (8 points). He leads the team in game-winning goals with three, having scored the game-winner in three of Clemson’s six wins on the season.
Storm had four points in the 4-2 victory over No. 2 Notre Dame on Friday. With North Carolina trailing 1-0 to the Irish, Storm scored the equalizer in the 21st minute to notch his first collegiate goal with the Tar Heels. The junior defender from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, later assisted on the go-ahead goal in the final second of the first half, giving Carolina a 2-1 lead at intermission. In the 55th minute, Storm poked the ball away from a Notre Dame defender and earned his second assist of the night on Winn’s game-winning goal.