Terps' Mullins, Hokies' Renfro Named ACC Men's Soccer Players of the Week

Sept. 13, 2011

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland forward Patrick Mullins and Virginia Tech goalkeeper Kyle Renfro have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Players of the Week after each led his team to a win over top-10 nationally ranked opponent in last weekend’s league openers.

Mullins led No. 2 Maryland to its first 5-0 overall start since 2004 with two goals in a 4-0 rout of No. 8 Boston College on Friday evening. Renfro posted a career-high nine saves and notched his second career shutout as the Hokies defeated No.1-ranked North Carolina, 1-0, in double-overtime on Saturday night.

Mullins netted the second and third goals in Maryland’s victory over the Eagles in front of over 4,200 fans at Ludwig Stadium. The New Orleans, La., sophomore, who has made a seemingly effortless transition from the midfield to forward in 2011, is tied for the team lead in goals with five and also paces the unit with 11 points. Mullins was named to both the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week.

Renfro, who faced 22 shots in a 102-minute, 31-second stint against the Tar Heels, kept Virginia Tech in position for its first win over UNC since 2007 and the Hokies’ first win over a number-one ranked team since 2004, when the Hokies topped Duke. The Forest, Va., sophomore now has 20 saves and a 0.95 goals-against average so far this season.