Golden Eagles sweep initial #SummitMSOC weekly awards

Oral Roberts' Reed Berry scored twice in his collegiate debut  to earn the first Summit League Offensive Player of the Week award of the season.
Oral Roberts' Reed Berry scored twice in his collegiate debut to earn the first Summit League Offensive Player of the Week award of the season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A rookie midfielder and a sophomore goalkeeper from Oral Roberts collected the initial Summit League men's soccer Player of the Week awards of the 2019 season, announced by league officials on Tuesday. Reed Berry scored a pair of goals in his collegiate debut to garner the offensive accolade, while Miles Motakef earned the league's initial defensive accolade for the second-consecutive season.

The duo's efforts helped the Golden Eagles open the campaign with a 4-1 victory over Drake. Berry opened the scoring in the 17th-minute with his first collegiate goal, then added an insurance goal in the second half after the Bulldogs had cut the deficit to 2-1.

Motakef, who earned a pair of defensive honors as a rookie in 2018, was credited with three saves as the Golden Eagles were the only Summit League squad to break into the win column during the opening weekend of play.  

OFFENSIVE
Reed Berry, Oral Roberts
Fr. | MF | Allen, Texas
 

  • Scored a pair of goals in collegiate debut, leading ORU to 4-1 victory over Drake
  • This is the first weekly honor for Haberle 

Also nominated: Daisuke Otsuka, Western Illinois.




DEFENSIVE
Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
So. | GK | Georgetown, Texas  

  • Made three saves in season-opener  
  • Goalkeeper on the 2018 All-Summit League Newcomer Team
  • This is the third weekly honor of Motakef's career

Also nominated: Tim Trilk, Western Illinois.

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