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VSR: Bevin Named Student-Athlete of the Week


By Daniel Whitehead for WVUsports.com
September 05, 2011 01:19 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU men’s soccer forward Andy Bevin has been named WVU athlete of the week for his efforts this past week.

A freshman from Napier, New Zealand, Bevin scored a total of three goals last week and also recorded an unofficial assist.

Bevin scored his first career goal against No. 4 Maryland in the seventh minute of action. He also scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half against Binghamton. Bevin has now scored the Mountaineers’ last three goals.

With his goals against Binghamton, Bevin becomes the first freshman to score the first home WVU goal since fellow New Zealander Jarrod Smith did it in 2003.


WVU Athletes of the Week
Fall 2011
Week 1: Erica Henderson, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Eric Schoenle, Men’s Soccer
Week 3: Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer


This Week in Cross Country
The No. 24 Mountaineers have the week off from competition, but will prepare for the Inter-Regional Bubble Buster in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, Sept. 23.

Last Week in Cross Country
The Mountaineers kicked off the 2011 season by traveling to the Maryland Eastern Shore Lid-Lifter Invitational on Saturday and came away with a second-place finish with 62 points ... redshirt junior Hallie Portner was the first WVU runner to cross the finish line, ending the 5k race in 18:24 ... teammates Sarah Martinelli and Aubrey Moskal arrived second and third, respectively, for the team as they finished in eighth and ninth place in 18:37 ... redshirt sophomore Jordan Hamric finished in 13th overall in 19:04, while Chelsea Jarvis came in 26th place in 20 minutes.

Notes & Quotes
The course viewed over the weekend is the same site the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals will take place on Nov. 12 ... the team will seek its fourth Top 10 national finish in five years this season ... the next United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches of America national rankings will be released Sept. 13.

“The women that will eventually line up for the NCAA Regional at this course should have something to think about for the next two months. This trip proved to be very worthwhile.”
-WVU coach Sean Cleary following Saturday’s race

This Week in Men’s Soccer
The Mountaineers will travel to California for the first time in men’s soccer history this weekend … No. 10 WVU will face No. 8 UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m. … on Sunday, Sept. 11, WVU will travel to Cal Poly to take on the Mustangs at 4 p.m.

Last Week in Men’s Soccer
West Virginia started the week on the road against No. 4 Maryland, falling to the Terrapins, 3-1 … the Mountaineers then hosted Binghamton, No. 25 Old Dominion and Houston Baptist in the WVU Nike Classic presented by Jersey’s Subs ... WVU had a come-from-behind victory against Binghamton on Friday evening, while Sunday’s match with Old Dominion was canceled because of inclement weather after WVU went up 1-0.

Notes and Quotes
Andy Bevin scored the Mountaineers lone goal in the seventh minute of action against Maryland, while Bevin also scored the game-tying and game-winning goals against Binghamton at the end of the first half … WVU took a lead in the 13th minute against Old Dominion when Bevin sent a cross to Travis Pittman, who had a running volley for an unofficial goal … an attendance of 1,850 on Friday evening was the fourth most ever to see a men’s soccer game at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium … the win also extended WVU’s home winning streak to 11 games, tops in the nation.

This Week in Women’s Soccer
The Mountaineers play Marshall in a match this morning at 11:30 a.m., a contest originally scheduled for Sept. 4 … WVU closes out the weekend with a home match on Sunday, Sept. 11, against 2010 NCAA tournament participant High Point at 1 p.m.

Last Week in Women’s Soccer
A pair of goals in the final 18 minutes pushed No. 18 Ohio State past No. 25 West Virginia, 2-0, on Sept. 1 in front of 1,177 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium … Chelsy Swackhamer netted the game-winner in the 73rd minute by re-directing a ball past WVU goalkeeper Sara Keane for a 1-0 lead … the Buckeyes added an insurance goal in the final 24 seconds as Tiffany Cameron finished a breakaway in transition … the Mountaineers, who played a strong, possession-oriented match, created several scoring opportunities but came away empty … forward Frances Silva nearly gave the Mountaineers an early lead in the eighth minute on a ball flicked up the middle from teammate Blake Miller ... Miller’s header went beyond the Ohio State back line to create a one-on-one scoring try for Silva … West Virginia held possession in its attacking third of the field for the majority of the opening 45 minutes … WVU held a 14-11 shot advantage and owned a 6-4 corner kick edge … West Virginia’s setback snapped WVU’s 12-match unbeaten streak at home.

Notes & Quotes
The Mountaineers boast a record of 2-3-0 through five matches, the same record WVU held at this point last year en route to its second BIG EAST championship … each of WVU’s losses have come against Top 25 opponents … WVU’s crowd of 1,177 against Ohio State marked the 16th crowd of 1,000 or more people since Dick Dlesk opened in 2004 … for the second straight year, a match was postponed and rescheduled due to weather (vs. Pitt, 2010) … West Virginia has played a Big Ten team in eight of the last nine seasons.

This Week in Volleyball
The West Virginia University volleyball team will continue competition on their first road trip of the year … the Mountaineers will take on Texas State tonight at 5 p.m. at the Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos, Texas … the team then travels to Waco, Texas on Tuesday to take on the Baylor Bears at 7 p.m.

Last Week in Volleyball
The Mountaineers are now 2-4 on the season after dropping its first road game to Texas-San Antonio, 3-0 (21-25, 10-25, 13-25).

Notes and Quotes
Senior outside hitters Kylie Armbruster and Michelle Kopecky and freshman middle blocker Evyn McCoy each chipped in six kills in the Mountaineers’ loss to Texas-San Antonio … the team was led defensively by senior libero Serinna Russo and junior defensive specialist Stephanie Mock, who recorded 14 and seven digs … the Mountaineer defense posted five blocks, while the Roadrunners only recorded three.



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