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Bevin Named Athlete of the Week


By Brian Kuppelweiser for WVUsports.com
September 10, 2012 02:42 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sophomore forward Andy Bevin of the WVU men’s soccer team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance in a 4-2 win over Oakland on Sunday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Bevin ended a 388 minute team scoring drought with his goal in the fourth minute of the match to give WVU the 1-0 lead. The goal was the first of the year for Bevin, who scored seven in 2011. Bevin then assisted on the final goal of the game to fellow New Zealander Craig Stephens.

WVU Student-Athletes of the Week
Fall 2012

Week 1: Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer
Week 3: Evyn McCoy, Volleyball
Week 4: Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer

Women's Soccer
- This Week in Women’s Soccer
The Mountaineers return home to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium this weekend for their final non-conference matches of the season … WVU will face Towson on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., and High Point on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. … Friday’s tilt with Towson is a “Dollar Night” with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for purchase for just one dollar each.

- Last Week in Women’s Soccer
Despite 41 shot attempts, WVU failed to find the back of the net more than once, playing to a 1-1 draw with visiting Duquesne on Sept. 6 … trailing 1-0 at the half, the Mountaineers tied the match in the 48th minute on a goal from forward Kate Schwindel … the Mountaineers had plenty of chances in every period, including 19 in the second half … WVU also held a 13-1 edge in corner kicks – a season high for the Mountaineers … WVU settled for a 2-2 draw Sunday with Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., its final non-conference road match of the season … Schwindel silenced a crowd of 1,344 with a game-tying score at the 87:31 mark … WVU carried that momentum into the first overtime, generating four of its 17 shots during the first extra session … the Boilermakers took three shots in the final 10 minutes of the match to finish with nine … goalkeeper Sara Keane came up with a huge save in the 64th minute to keep it a one-score game, stopping a Purdue penalty kick try … trailing 1-0 at the half, West Virginia tied the match in the 53rd minute off the foot of forward Kelsie Maloney, the first of her career.

- Notes & Quotes
WVU’s 41 shots against Duquesne are the fourth-most in school history, and most since Sept. 3, 2006, when the Mountaineers defeated Binghamton … Frances Silva worked all 110 minutes against the Dukes, finishing with 11 shots – the most in a single game since Laura Kane’s 13 attempts in October 2004 … WVU played in a fourth consecutive overtime match – a school first in the program’s 17-year existence.

Men's Soccer
- This Week in Men’s Soccer
The WVU men’s soccer team will continue a four-game homestand with a match against American on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. … the game will serve as “Dollar Night” with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for purchase for just one dollar each.

- Last Week in Men’s Soccer
The Mountaineers played in two non-conference games last week … on Thursday, WVU tied at Penn State, 0-0, in double overtime, while WVU returned home on Sunday afternoon and defeated Oakland, 4-2.

- Notes and Quotes
WVU had season-highs in goals, assists, shots, shots on goal and saves in Sunday’s win over Oakland … senior Eric Schoenle, junior Craig Stephens, sophomore Andy Bevin and freshman Ryan Cain each scored their first goals of the season against Oakland … senior Uwem Etuk registered assists on two of the goals, and senior keeper Pat Eavenson made six saves in the victory.

Volleyball
- This Week in Volleyball
The West Virginia University volleyball team will travel to Moon Township, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 11 for a non-conference match-up with Robert Morris at 7 p.m. … the Mountaineers will return home to the Coliseum for their final tournament, the Gold and Blue Classic, on Sept. 15-16 … the team will play host Cleveland State on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Murray State on Sunday at 2 p.m.

- Last Week in Volleyball
WVU hosted its second home tournament, the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Challenge, and went 3-1 … the Mountaineers’ lone loss came on Friday to Challenge champions Maryland-Eastern Shore (1-3), while the team took victories against Saint Peter’s (3-0), Radford (3-1) and Wright State (3-0).

- Notes and Quotes
Freshman outside hitter Nikki Attea and freshman libero Anna Panagiotakopoulos were both named to the all-tournament team … Attea finished fifth on the team in kills (31), kills per set (2.21) and digs (28) … the East Amherst, N.Y., native also had a .212 hitting percentage and five total blocks … Panagiotakopoulos led the team with 51 digs and 3.64 digs per set, while also posting five service aces … the Phoenix, Ariz., native is now ranked No. 10 in digs per set in the Big 12 with 3.08 … the Mountaineers lead all teams in the Big 12 Conference in service aces … the team has recorded 65 service aces so far for an average of 1.76 per set … sophomore middle blocker Evyn McCoy, freshman outside hitter Hannah Sackett and senior setter Karly Rasmussen are ranked in the top 10 in service aces per set … McCoy is ranked No. 4 with 0.43 service aces per set while Sackett and Rasmussen are ranked No. 7 and No.8 with 0.38 and 0.33 service aces per set, respectively … Sackett is also ranked in the top 10 in Big 12 Conference statistics and checks in at No. 9 in kills pet set (3.27) and No. 7 in points per set (3.78).

Cross Country
- This Week in Cross Country
The Mountaineers are idle this week.

- Last Week in Cross Country
The No. 21-ranked West Virginia University cross country team competed at the Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational this past weekend and placed fourth out of 10 teams … the Mountaineers scored 104 points while invitational host Penn State won the event with 25 points, followed by No. 15-ranked Princeton (52) and Navy (97) … sophomore Savanna Plombon, racing in her first event for the Mountaineers, finished first on the team by crossing the line 14th out of 126 runners with a 6k time of 22:07.

- Notes and Quotes
WVU had four runners place in the top 25 this past weekend at Penn State … along with Plombon, junior Jordan Hamric came in 17th (22:18) and senior Aubrey Moskal and junior Sarah Martinelli both crossed the line with a time of 22:28 and finished in 23rd and 24th place, respectively … sophomore Kelly Williams was the fifth Mountaineer to cross the line in 26th place with a 6k time of 22:29 … the last two runners to score for WVU were freshman Sarah McCauley and senior Hallie Portner, who finished in 34th and 35th place, respectively … the Mountaineers will return to the Blue and White Golf Course in State College, Pa., on Nov. 9, for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet.

Women's Tennis
- This Week in Women’s Tennis
WVU has an off week, as it prepares for the Texas Fall Invitational on Sept. 21-23.

- Last Week in Women’s Tennis
The Mountaineers took part in the UNC-Wilmington Invitational … in total, six Mountaineers played in the tournament that featured two doubles flights and four singles flights.

- Notes and Quotes
Each WVU player scored a singles and doubles win during the course of the weekend at the UNC-Wilmington Invitational … senior Emily Mathis and freshman Vivian Tsui led the way with two singles wins apiece … Tsui had the most wins on the weekend for the Mountaineers, as she posted a 4-2 combined record … Tsui earned a berth in the Flight D singles championship, but was defeated by UNC-Wilmington’s Hamilton Lovett in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 … fellow freshman Irinka Toidze teamed with Tsui to earn two doubles wins in the Flight B doubles bracket.

“For as young as our team is, we are extremely pleased with how things went this weekend. We know there is going to be room for improvement in the future, but you have to be extremely excited when you see the way these girls compete. This is the most excited I have been since I have arrived at West Virginia.” – coach Tina Samara-



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