Bevin Named Athlete of the Week


By WVU Sports Communications for WVUsports.com
September 09, 2013 10:58 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University men’s soccer junior forward Andy Bevin has been named the Varsity Sport Report Athlete of the Week.

Bevin scored two goals and added two assists, while also taking 10 shots in three games last week. He currently leads WVU and the Mid-American Conference with nine points (3 goals, 3 assists).

On Monday, Sept. 2, against Radford, Bevin assisted on both goals in a 2-2 double overtime draw. On Sunday evening at No. 8 Indiana, Bevin scored two goals to lead the Mountaineers to a 5-4 double overtime victory, over the 2012 National Champions.

WVU Athletes of the Week
Fall 2013
Week 1: Kelsie Maloney, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Brittany Sample, Volleyball
Week 3: Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer

This Week in Women’s Soccer:
The Mountaineers return home to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and faceEastern Kentucky on Friday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. ... WVU welcomes Kentucky to Morgantown on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. ... Sunday is a “Dollar Day”, and all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and coco-colas are availible for $1 each.

Last Week in Women’s Soccer:
The No. 9-ranked Mountaineers traveled to Durham, N.C., for the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium ... WVU played No. 12 Duke to a 1-1, double-overtime draw on Friday, Sept. 6 ... the Mountaineers dropped their first game of the season to topped-ranked North Carolina, 4-2, on Sunday.

Notes & Quotes:
Senior forward Frances Silva tallied a goal in both matches over the weekend, bringing her season total to four ... Silva currently leads the Mountaineers with 12 points ... junior forward Kate Schwindel recorded her third goal of the season from Silva against Duke ... junior defender Jess Crowder made her first assist of the season, fourth of her career, against Duke ... Silva and Schwindel were named to the Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team.

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown following the loss to No. 1 UNC: “We know leaving this game that North Carolina put pressure on us to make mistakes. I give them all the credit, but they were mistakes we know we can correct. Putting two goals on the board in the second half definitely showed the character and ability of this team.”

This Week in Men’s Soccer
The Mountaineers will play two games this week, playing Wright State at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. … WVU will then travel to play No. 17 St. John’s on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

Last Week in Men’s Soccer
West Virginia went 1-1-0 last week in its toughest road trip of the season against No. 6 Georgetown and No. 5 Indiana … WVU fell at Georgetown, 3-0, on Friday afternoon, before winning 5-4 in double overtime at Indiana on Sunday evening.

Notes and Quotes
Junior Andy Bevin continued his torrid pace, recording two goals against Indiana, while Ryan Cain, Majed Osman and Jay Williams all scored one goal apiece … WVU finished with 17 shots against Indiana, led by four apiece from Osman and Jamie Merriam … the victory improves WVU’s record against top-10 opponents to 8-13 since coach Marlon LeBlanc took the helm in 2006 … the five goals scored against Indiana were the most scored by a Hoosier opponent since Sept. 3, 2006, when Indiana fell 5-4 to Notre Dame in overtime.

Coach Marlon LeBlanc following the Indiana win: “It was a fantastic performance by the guys tonight with the difficult road trip. I’m proud of my team; we played well, resilient. We had them pinned back in different stages of the game and then the momentum shifted a bit. It’s a good win against a good Indiana team that’s going to win a lot of games this year.”

This Week in Volleyball
WVU travels to Morehead, Ky., for the Eagle Challenge at Morehead State University this Friday and Saturday, Sept 13-14 ... the Mountaineers face host Morehead State Friday night ... WVU will match up against Campbell and Hampton Saturday.

Last Week in Volleyball
The Mountaineers went 4-0 and won the Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown ... WVU is now 7-0 to start the season – its best start in program history ... freshman Jordan Anderson, the reigning Big 12 Conference’s Rookie of The Week, was named the invitational’s Most Valuable Player ... sophomores Brittany Sample and Nikki Attea and junior Evyn McCoy each earned all-tournament distinctions.

Notes & Quotes
WVU has now won 20 consecutive sets – the second-longest streak in school history … sophomore middle blocker Caleah Wells leads the Big 12 in hitting percentage and blocks … freshman Jordan Anderson is third in the conference in points and first among all freshmen in the category.

Coach Jill Kramer following the Mountaineer Invitational: “We really tried to approach every match exactly the same, and I thought the girls did a very good job of doing that. For you to be able to not drop a set all weekend is a feat in itself.”

This Week in Cross Country
The Mountaineers will travel to State College, Pa., to participate in the PSU Spike Shoe Invitational this Friday, Sept 13.

Last Week in Cross County
The Mountaineers were not in action.

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