Jordan Morris leads list of top performers from Week 8

Top Performers

Stanford star Jordan Morris returned from U.S. Under-23 Olympic qualifying on Friday night and uncorked a long-range golazo in the 65th minute that held up as the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over UCLA.

He followed that performance up with his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in the third-ranked Cardinal’s 3-1 win over San Diego State.

If there’s any question who the current star of college soccer is, this should answer it:

Other top performers from Week 8:

Abu Danladi, Forward, UCLA
Goals haven’t come as frequently as they did in his freshman season, but the Ghana native is starting to get into a rhythm with a week that saw him score three goals, once against the stingy defense of Stanford and twice in a 6-0 blowout of Cal.

Zach Mathers, Midfielder, Duke
Had a hat trick and added an assist in Duke’s 6-2 win over NC State on Friday.

Richy Laryea, Midfielder, Akron
Scored a hat trick in 4-0 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Amass Amankona, Midfielder, Dayton
The senior from Ghana scored a hat trick in a win over La Salle on Friday.

Francesco Casucci, Midfielder, New Mexico
The freshman from Italy scored two goals and added an assist in 3-2 comeback win over UAB on Sunday.

David Olsen, Forward, Seattle
The sophomore scored three goals on the week, including a game-winner to beat San Jose State on Sunday.

Callum Irving, Goalkeeper, Kentucky
The senior made four saves to break Kentucky’s all-time shutout record with his 23rd career and third straight clean sheet against South Carolina on Sunday.

Drew Morgan, Defender, Rutgers
The senior scored a pair of goals on the week and helped the defense shut out Penn.

Joel Rydstrand, Defender, Creighton
The freshman from Sweden scored a game-winner against Marquette and helped the defense shut out Butler and allow only a goal to Marquette.

Timo Pitter, Midfielder, Creighton
Scored the game-winner to beat Butler on Wednesday and set up Fabian Herbers for the first goal in a 3-1 win over Marquette on Saturday.

Mauro Cichero, Forward, SMU
The sophomore played the hero again for the Mustangs, scoring with two minutes left in the second overtime to beat Cincinnati on Saturday.

Jacori Hayes, Midfielder, Wake Forest
Hayes got the game-winner to hand North Carolina their first loss of the season.

Kody Wakasa, Defender, Cal Poly
The senior scored the first goal of his career to stun arch rivals UC Santa Barbara in the 104th minute in front of a home crowd of 11,075.

Ryan Herman, Goalkeeper, Washington
The senior had another big week with a pair of shutouts against Pac-12 opponents Cal and Oregon State. He made five saves against Cal and three against Oregon State.

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