MAC Player of the Week
GREAT LAKES POLL RELEASED:
In the seventh Great Lakes Region poll of 1999, Akron was ranked second behind Indiana, while Kentucky was sixth.
3. Ohio State
7. Western Kentucky
9. Notre Dame
10. Michigan State
UB REMAINS RANKED IN N.Y.:
In addition to the Great Lakes Region, which houses the bulk of the league's schools, Buffalo is also ranked this week in the state of New York for the seventh consecutive week. Despite losing to Kentucky last week, the Bulls remain fourth in the poll.
MOVING UP THE CAREER LADDER:
Bowling Green senior Chris Dor improved his career totals to 25 goals and 21 assists for 71 points with his five point weekend. His 25 goals place him eighth all-time, while he is tied for sixth in points.
WHAT A WEEK UPCOMING FOR MU:
Marshall has its hands full this week as it takes a break from conference action. The Thundering Herd, who are coming off a 5-0 win over Howard, face a pair of nationally-ranked foes in Virginia (No. 20) and Jacksonville (No. 16).
SCICLUNA HONORED WITH A WIN:
On Sunday, the Eastern Michigan men's soccer team became the first team to win on the newly dedicated Scicluna Field. The day before, the EMU soccer field was renamed in honor of former EMU women's soccer coach Paul Scicluna, who passed away in a tragic accident over the summer. In the first match played on the newly dedicated field, the EMU men's team defeated Western Michigan by a score of 1-0. The lone goal of the game came on a penalty kick by freshman Daniel Kitching.
AKRON RANKED NATIONALLY:
Akron is ranked No. 19 for the second straight week in the latest NSCAA/adidas poll, which was released Monday. The Zips, who were ranked in the first three polls, have been as high as No. 17. Akron is unbeaten in its last four matches, including shutouts versus Cleveland State and Northern Illinois. The Zips extended the streak with a 1-1 tie against Kentucky and will attempt to better the streak versus Bowling Green Friday. The Falcons also enter the match on a four-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1).
KENTUCKY REMAINS ON A ROLL:
In addition to Akron and Bowling Green each being unbeaten in its last four matches, the Wildcats begin the week on a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1). Kentucky has a big task ahead of them in its first match of the week. The Wildcats face defending NCAA champion Indiana on Wednesday. IU is currently ranked No. 3 in the latest poll.
PARISI HELPS NIU TO MAC WIN:
Junior Dan Parisi almost single-handedly brought the Huskies their first league win of the season. Parisi had a hand in each of the team's three goals against Eastern Michigan, including setting up the first goal. He then netted the tying marker in the second half and assisted on the game-winner in the 84th minute. Parisi's goal was his 10th of the season and became the second player in the MAC to reach the double digit goal mark.
LEGGAT NETS HAT TRICK FOR MU:
Marshall senior Ian Leggat registered a hat trick and added an assist in the Herd's 5-0 win over Howard. The tallies for the forward improved his career total to 18, which ties him for fourth in Marshall annals.