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Clemson’s Murphy, Louisville’s Strong tabbed after strong performances
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson forward Kyle Murphy and Louisville midfielder Ben Strong have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Players of the Week after leading winning efforts in their teams’ conference openers.
Murphy scored both Clemson goals in a 2-0 road win at Boston College last Friday night. The redshirt junior from Red Hook, New York, came off the bench and played 37 minutes. His goals came in the 36th and 70th minutes. Murphy capped his strong week by playing 49 minutes with three shots on goal in the Tigers’ 2-1 overtime victory at Providence on Sunday.
Louisville’s Strong scored two goals as the fifth-ranked Cardianls blanked visiting Duke by a 5-0 score on Saturday night. The goals were the first in a Louisville uniform for Strong, in his first season with the Cardinals after transferring from Virginia Tech. With Louisville already leading Duke by a 1-0 score, Strong pushed the advantage to 2-0 in the sixth minute when he controlled a deflected cross from the right side and scored from 12 yards out. The Mendham, New Jersey, junior later added another score as the Cardinals finished the night with their highgest goal-scoring performance since a 5-0 win over Winthrop in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Championship.