2 D&E players receive honors

INDIANAPOLIS –Davis & Elkins College’s men’s soccer team, which debuted in the United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region Poll at No. 6 this week, claimed both Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Players of the Week honors for the second consecutive time, with Rafa Moreno and Friedrich Peter earning the honors.

The duo helped the streaking Senators reach six consecutive shutout victories by defeating Findlay and Ohio Dominican with a combined score of 9-0 last week.

Moreno scored four goals to lead all players in points, adding to an explosive offensive arsenal with Week 4 Offensive Player of the Week Tim Staerz.

The freshman contributed a goal against Findlay in a 3-0 victory before recording a hat trick against Ohio Dominican. He scored four goals on just seven shots. His goal against Findlay was late in the second half to give his team a 2-0 lead.

Moreno scored in the 37th, 54th and 65th minutes, of a decisive Senators win against Ohio Dominican.

With the offensive outburst, Moreno now ranks tied for fifth in the league with 14 points.

He is tied for second in goals with his teammate Staerz.

Peter was on the field for all 180 minutes as a key member of a defensive unit that allowed just six shots against Findlay and 10 shots against Ohio Dominican.

Davis & Elkins has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 24-0 in its last six contests.

Peter has started and played in all nine games for D&E while logging a team-high 829 minutes on the field.

Moreno, Peter and the rest of the Senators will now set their sights on a Thursday clash between No. 18 Ohio Valley and Cedarville in Elkins on Thursday and Saturday.