Matt Cardone, Trinity University, Men's Soccer - Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)

Matt Cardone, Trinity University, Men's Soccer - Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)
MATT CARDONE OF TRINITY UNIVERSITY, a senior goalkeeper from San Antonio, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, September 29th through Sunday, October 5th. 

Cardone led Trinity to a pair of shutouts against Texas Lutheran, Centenary, and No. 16 Colorado College this weekend, vaulting the team into sole possession of first place in the SCAC standings.

After a four save, clean sheet performance against TLU, Cardone tallied one save in just under 75 minutes in Friday’s win over Centenary, but it was his performance against Colorado College that was the defensive highlight for the TU Tigers. Cardone posted six saves in the game to tie his season-best performance, posting the team’s fourth consecutive clean sheet, and the third solo shutout of the year for the senior.

For the season, Cardone has recorded 35 saves in 12 games played, yielding eight goals in more than 900 minutes in net. He holds a goals-against average of 0.79 on the year. 

Other outstanding performances in the SCAC:
Freshman goalkeeper Theo Hooker of Colorado College stopped both shots on goal in Friday’s 3-0 victory at Southwestern for his fifth clean sheet of the season. During Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Trinity, he recorded a season-high seven saves. Senior defender James Bernard of Dallas led the Dallas defense over the weekend in a pair of wins over Schreiner and TLU. Bernard and the Crusader allowed a total of two goals over the weekend in the win. Freshman defender Tanner Irons of Southwestern was key for the Pirates over the weekend, cleaning up a lot of traffic to solidify the defense. Sophomore defender Nathan Drouillard of Texas Lutheran scored the Bulldogs' only goal of the weekend, netting home a header in a 1-0 overtime win over Austin CollegeCentenary, and Schreiner did not nominate anyone.
 
SCAC Men's Soccer
Defensive Players-of-the-Week
Week 1 Andrew Celio, Austin College
Week 2 Andrew Worthington, Colorado College 
Week 3 Christian Wulff, Colorado College
Week 4 Travis Carmichael, Southwestern University 
Week 5 Rylan Whan, Centenary College
Week 6 Matt Cardone, Trinity University 
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