MAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Mateo Munarriz, Hartwick, Goalkeeper
Jr., Manizales, Colombia / Colegio Granadino
Munarriz was instrumental in Hartwick’s 2-0 shutout victory over #9 Akron on Saturday night as he kept the Zips off the scoreboard with acrobatic saves for the entire 90 minutes of action. He stopped four shots in the opening half, three of which were difficult diving saves to rob the Zips of the go-ahead goal. He made nine more stops in the second half, none more important than a penalty kick save with 5:50 remaining in the game and the Hawks leading by a 1-0 margin. He guessed correctly on Reindaldo Brenes’ effort from the spot, diving to his left and then gobbling up the rebound in traffic to help preserve the win and snap the Zips’ NCAA record 49-game conference unbeaten streak. Munarriz’s 13 saves in the match was a career-best.
Michael Wiest, Bowling Green, Goalkeeper
Senior; Naperville, Ill. (North)
Bowling Green senior goalkeeper Michael Wiest posted a shutout in the Falcons’ lone match last week, a 1-0 victory at Buffalo. Wiest made two saves and broke up several other potential scoring chances for the Bulls, earning his fourth shutout of the season and his second in as many matches. On the season, the team tri-captain has 39 saves, a saves percentage of .812 and the four complete-match shutouts. He has lowered his goals-against average to just 0.83. In his career, Wiest has 182 saves, a 1.02 GAA, a. 802 saves pct. and 17 clean sheets.
Andy Bevin, West Virginia, Forward
Junior, Napier, New Zealand/Napier Boys’ HS
Bevin scored one goal on a game-leading four shots. Bevin added two assists to complete a four-point evening... Ahead 1-0, Bevin doubled the lead in the 14th minute with his team-leading fifth goal of the season. Freshman Alex Ochoa sent a cross to Bevin, who knocked down the cross, spun his defender and sent a half-volley past the Northern Illinois goalkeeper... Bevin assisted on freshman Christian Diaz’s goal in the 10th minute and on sophomore Jamie Merriam’s goal in the 16th minute. Bevin sent in a corner kick on Diaz’s goal and sent in a cross on Merriam’s goal... Through 10 matches, Bevin owns a team- and conference- best five goals and 16 points.