Men's Soccer Notebook
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
UNCW Soccer Notebook
Record: 7-9-1 CAA: 4-5-0
Last Week: 10/27 Towson, W 1-0 [Story/Box Score]
Player of the Week Nominee
Thomas Driver, Forward, Senior, Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley
-Scored the game-winning goal on Senior Night as the Seahawks clinched a spot in the CAA tournament with a 1-0 win over visiting Towson. The goal was also his first of the season. The win returned UNCW to the league's championship tournament for the first time since 2009, when it captured its first tournament crown.
Rookie of the Week Nominee
Sam Williams, Goalkeeper, Freshman, Clinton, N.C./Fayetteville Academy
-Needed two saves to record his second shutout of the season in UNCW's 1-0 win over Towson. He lowered his GAA to 1.14 in making his seventh appearance of the season and his sixth start. .
UNCW closes out the 2012 regular season with a match on Wednesday at Delaware ... The Seahawks improved to 7-3-1 all-time against Towson with the win on Sunday ... The game was moved from Saturday due to Hurricane Sandy ... Jamie Dell picked up his third assist of the season on Driver's goal and moved into a tie for the team lead with 11 points along with freshman Colin Bonner ... The Seahawks are 4-1 in games started by Sam Williams ... Only three Seahawks have started all 17 games this season (Jacob VanCompernolle, Michael Parrish and Etienne Boulanger) ... UNCW can finish as high as fourth and owns the tie-breaker with Hofstra (15pts).
This Week's Opponent
Wednesday, at Delaware (3-11-4, 1-5-3 CAA) - The Blue Hens are the reigning CAA Champions ... Joe Dipre and Mark Garrity lead the UD offense with three goals each, the Blue Hens have scored just 15 goals on the season while allowing 33 ... Jay Lupas has played the lion's share of minutes in goal and posted a 1.68 GAA with 66 saves ... In CAA play, UD has forged draws with ODU, league-leader Drexel and James Madison ... In its last appearance, the Blue Hens held a 2-0 lead at William & Mary before the Tribe rebounded with three unanswered goals for the win ... The Seahawks opened their series with UD with eight straight wins before dropping the last two, including a double-overtime 2-1 setback in Wilmington in 2011.