Christian Thierjung leads list of Week 9 top performers
Cal picked up their first two conference wins of the season with a pair of 4-3 wins over San Diego State and UCLA over the weekend with junior forward Christian Thierjung leading the offense.
Thierjung had a hat trick in a 4-3 win over San Diego State on Friday and then added an assist on Trevor Haverkorn’s third minute goal in a 4-3 win over UCLA on Sunday. The Dove Canyon, California, native now has 7 goals and 4 assists on the year and is tied for the team lead in points with 18.
Other top performers in college soccer from Week 9 include:
Kyle Parker, Forward, Charlotte
Scored twice and had an assist in a 5-0 win over Virginia Tech on Tuesday and scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over South Carolina on Friday.
Jason Wright, Forward, Rutgers
Scored game-winners in wins over Army and Ohio State and is second in the nation in goals with 13.
Jordan McCrary, Defender, North Carolina
Set up two goals with long throws to lead the Tar Heels to a 2-1 comeback win over Louisville on Friday.
Xander Saling, Midfielder, Loyola
The freshman had a hat trick in a 3-2 win over Drexel on Tuesday.
Sivert Daehlie, Forward, Radford
Scored four goals in two wins for Radford on the week.
Jose Carrera-Garcia, Midfielder, Cal
Scored two goals and had an assist in Cal’s 4-3 win over UCLA on Sunday and also had an assist on the game-winning goal in their 4-3 win over San Diego State on Friday.
Abu Danladi, Forward, UCLA
Had a goal and an assist in UCLA’s 2-2 draw with Stanford on Friday and scored in a 4-3 loss to Cal on Sunday.
Calvin Rezende, St. Francis PA
Scored four goals in a 5-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday.
Maik Schoonderwoerd, Forward, Dayton
Had a hat trick in 4-1 win over UMass on Saturday.
Victor Souto, Midfielder, Akron
Converted three penalty kicks and added an assist on a fourth goal in a 4-1 win over Michigan State.
Grant Lillard, Defender, Indiana
Scored the game-winner and anchored the defense in a 1-0 shutout of Michigan on Saturday.
Henning Dirks, Forward, George Mason
Scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-1 win over Fordham on Sunday.
Thomas Sanner, Forward, Princeton
Scored game-winning goals against Harvard and West Virginia.
Zak Allen, Goalkeeper, Northwestern
Had 12 saves in a 1-1 draw with Notre Dame and seven in a 1-0 win over Michigan State.