Golden Eagles sweep #SummitMSOC weekly honors for third time

Junior Juan Arias picked up the first weekly honor of his ORU career after scoring three goals in two victories last week.
Junior Juan Arias picked up the first weekly honor of his ORU career after scoring three goals in two victories last week.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the third time this season, the Oral Roberts men's soccer team swept the #SummitMSOC weekly awards as junior Juan Arias claimed the offensive accolade and sophomore Miles Motakef earned the defensive one.

Arias, who had missed the five previous matches, returned to action in the 1-0 win over Incarnate Word and provided the lone goal in the 38th-minute. In the 6-0 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne in the Summit League opener for both squads, Arias added two more goals as his three tallies on the week were the firsts of his ORU career.

Motakef collected his third weekly honor of the season as he brought in shutout total to three on the season with back-to-back clean sheets last week. The sophomore made three saves in both victories, including a breakaway save against the Mastodons in the league opener.

OFFENSIVE
Juan Arias, Oral Roberts 
Jr. | MF | Cali, Columbia 

  • Scored the first three goals of his ORU career in two wins last week
  • Netted game-winner in 1-0 result over Incarnate Word in the 39th-minute
  • This is the first weekly honor for Arias 

Also nominated: Ryan DeBois, Western Illinois.



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

  • Combined for six saves in a pair of shutouts, including three in a 6-0 win over Purdue Fort Wayne in ORU's Summit League opener  
  • Back-to-back shutouts give him three on the season
  • This is the fourth weekly honor of Motakef's career and third of his sophomore season

Also nominated: Tim Trilk, Western Illinois; Edgar Mesa, Eastern Illinois.

Previous Players of the Week
September 3
Offense: Reed Berry, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
September 9
Offense: Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts
Defense: Miles Motakef, Oral Roberts
September 16
Offense: Blake Cearns, Purdue Fort Wayne
Defense: Will Palmquist, Denver
September 23
Offense: Dante Brigida, Oral Roberts
Defense: Tor Erik Larsen, Purdue Fort Wayne

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