Maryland's Hall & UNC's Shriver Share ACC Men's Soccer Player of the Week Honors
Oct. 14, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland's Jeremy Hall and North Carolina's Brian Shriver were named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Co-Players of the Week for the week ending Oct. 12. Hall scored three goals and seven points to lead the No. 9 Terrapins to a 2-0 week, including wins over No. 20 Charlotte and ACC foe Virginia Tech, while Shriver scored twice to lead the No. 11 Tar Heels to a 2-0 shutout at Duke in UNC's lone match of the week.
Hall scored one goal and added an assist in the Terps' 2-1 win over visiting Charlotte on Tuesday. The Tampa, Fla., native helped the Terps get on the board early as the midfielder snagged a ball off a save by the 49er keeper and rocketed it into the back of the net for a tie score (1-1) at the 61:27 mark. Hall scored the equalizer midway through the second half for Maryland and later connected with teammate Casey Townsend for the game-winner nearly six minutes into the first OT.
Against Virginia Tech, Hall picked up a pair of goals on Friday night in Blacksburg. The 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year's three goals on the week give Hall seven on the season, bettering his total of five goals from the previous season, and his fifth in the past three contests. In addition, the midfielder is now tied for the lead in points (16) and goals (7) for the Terps.
Shriver, who scored twice in the Tar Heels' 2-0 win at Duke last Friday, was honored for his efforts with national player of the week honors from TopDrawerSoccer.com on Monday. Additionally, Shriver and Hall were named to the site's national team of the week and the College Soccer News national team of the week.
In the latest edition of the Carolina-Duke rivalry, Shriver scored in the 18th minute on header off a Zach Loyd cross and followed in the 74th with an unassisted strike to lead the Tar Heels to their first win in Durham since 2000. With the two goals, Shriver took over the Tar Heels' scoring lead and now has nine goals on the year after tallying eight over his first three seasons at UNC. He has 19 points this season for the most by a UNC player since Ben Hunter's 31 points in 2005.
Shriver and the Tar Heels will be back in action Tuesday at William & Mary at 7 p.m., while Maryland welcomes Lehigh for a 7 p.m. midweek non-conference tilt.