Vosvick, Sharifi Earn Patriot League Player Of The Week Honors
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer sophomore Barry Sharifi and freshman Chase Vosvick were named to the Corvias Patriot League Midfielder and Goalkeeper of the Week, as announced by the League office Monday.
The duo helped Loyola to a 1-1 week against ACC foe Pittsburgh Monday night and BIG EAST rival Villanova Saturday night.
Sharifi, the Preseason Patriot League Midfield Player of the Year, scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute of Loyola’s 1-0 win over Villanova, a 2016 NCAA Tournament participant, at Ridley Athletic Complex. His header off of junior Gabriel Carlsson’s corner kick marked his second goal of the season, while his play in the midfield helped limit the Wildcats’ shots to 12, well below their season average of 16.5 shots per game.
In goal, Vosvick ran his consecutive shutout minutes back up to 149:35 after recording his third clean sheet of the season against Villanova. The Wildcats entered the match averaging 2.25 goals per game, but Vosvick’s four saves, including a point-blank effort from inside the six-yard box in the 74th minute, preserved Loyola’s shutout.
Both Greyhounds played all 90 minutes of Loyola’s 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh.
This marks the second-straight week that Vosvick has been named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, as he earned goalkeeper and rookie honors last week. This is also Sharifi’s second weekly award from the Patriot League, while it is his first honor this season. He was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on September 26 last year, after the Pittsburgh and Lafayette games.
The Greyhounds (3-1-1 overall) return to action on Saturday as they travel to SMU for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff with the Mustangs.