Bowling Green: Michael Wiest (Men’s Soccer)
Michael Wiest (Goalkeeper, Senior, 3.50, Physical education teacher education)
Bowling Green senior goalkeeper Michael Wiest had a goals-against average of just 0.42 and a saves percentage of .900 in last week’s two games, helping the Falcons to a 1-0-1 record. In Tuesday’s match at Wright State, Wiest had four saves in the Falcons’ 1-0, double-overtime victory. The shutout was his 7th of the season and the 20th of his career. Then, he had five stops in BG’s 1-1, double-OT draw vs. Hartwick on Saturday night. Wiest now has a GAA of just 0.74 and a saves percentage of .829 this season. He has seven shutouts this fall, and has a GAA of just 0.46 and a saves pct. of .875 in MAC matches this fall to date. Wiest is the first Falcon ‘keeper to post six or more shutouts in three consecutive seasons since BGSU Hall-of-Famer Scott Vallow (1995-98).
Female Scholar Athlete of the Week: October 21-27
Eastern Michigan University: Angela Vultaggio (Women’s Soccer)
Angela Vultaggio (Forward, Junior, 3.51, Communication)
Eastern Michigan University junior Angela Vultaggio recorded seven points in two games over the weekend, scoring three goals to go along with an assist. The forward scored the lone goal in a, 1-1 draw versus Buffalo, Oct. 25, before scoring two goals in EMU’s, 4-1, win over Akron, Oct. 27. Six of her seven shots attempted throughout the weekend landed on goal while half of them found the back of the net. She got EMU on the scoreboard first against the Bulls with a goal in the 12th minute before the game ended in a draw. With her team trailing, 1-0, against the Zips, Vultaggio tallied the equalizer in the 25th minute, rifling a shot past the Akron keeper to knot the contest up at one goal apiece with 20:18 remaining in the first half. In the second half, the Chesterfield, Mich. native would find teammate Cara Cutaia for a goal before receiving a pass from Cutaia six minutes later to score her second goal of the game. The three goal weekend gives Vultaggio 23 in her EMU career, placing her fourth all-time in EMU history. The scoring barrage helped put EMU in an opportunity to win its first MAC regular season championship since 2003.