Albarran named MSC Offensive Player of the Week
Bluefield College's Erik Albarran and University of Rio Grande's Jon Dodson are the Mid-South Conference Men's Soccer Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
October 15, 2012
Erik Albarran scored four goals helping the Rams to a perfecet 2-0 in MSC play last week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bluefield College's Erik Albarran and University of Rio Grande's Jon Dodson are the Mid-South Conference Men's Soccer Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday. (MSC Release)
The weekly honors are the first of the season and of their careers for Albarran and Dodson.
Albarran scored four goals in two Bluefield wins to earn MSC Offensive Player of the Week.
The Houston, Texas, freshman midfielder scored his first career hat-trick in a come-from-behind 6-4 win over University of Pikeville to begin the week. Albarran contributed the lone goal in the Rams' 1-0 win over St. Catharine College to run the Bluefield winning streak to three straight matches.
Against the Bears Albarran brought the Rams back from a goal down twice as BC played the final 30 minutes with just 10 men. He then scored the final goal in what was a dramatic win as Bluefield scored three times in the final eight minutes and 45 seconds to win its second conference game. On Saturday the 5-foot-8 midfielder scored the lone goal giving Bluefield its first season with three conference victories in modern history as they moved into fifth place in the MSC with a 3-3-0 mark, the win also moved BC one win away from tying last year’s mark of eight overall victories in a single season.
In his first season Albarran ranks first on the team in goals (12) and points (26) while accounting for .483 percent (14-of-29) of the Rams goals this season and is one goal away from tying the single season individual mark for goals (13) in a season in modern history at Bluefield College set by Eric Pozzani in 2007.
Albarran is tied for third in the MSC with 12 goals and sixth in the conference with 26points this season. Nationally, he ranks 23rd in total goals and 21st with three game-winning goals.
Bluefield improves to 7-7 overall this season and 3-3 in the MSC with last week's wins.
The next MSC Player of the Week award is scheduled to be announced on Monday, Oct. 22.