Nov. 2, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame men’s soccer players Brendan King (Naperville, Ill./Edison Academic Center [Fla.]) and Steven Perry (Edmond, Okla./Bishop McGuinness) received weekly honors for their roles in a 2-0 week for the Fighting Irish. King was named to the College Soccer News national team of the week, while Perry was selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com national team of the week and the BIG EAST weekly honor roll.
King, a junior midfielder, netted the game-winning goal with one minute left in regulation in last Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh. He followed that up by assisting on all three goals in a 3-0 triumph of No. 21 Georgetown on Sunday. The assist total was a single-game career-high total for the junior, who has three goals and four assists this season.
Perry deposited three goals over the course of the two Irish victories. The senior forward knotted the Pittsburgh match just 19 seconds after the Panthers took a 1-0 lead. Perry also had a hand in the second tally as he was taken down inside the 18-yard box and the Irish converted the penalty kick. He scored the first two goals in the Georgetown victory. Perry has netted at least one goal in eight of the past 11 games and he has three two-goal games this season. Perry leads all BIG EAST players with 12 goals. His 27 points tie him for the league lead.
Notre Dame (9-4-4, 6-2-1) will play host to either St. John’s or Marquette in a BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal match on Saturday. Game time is slated for 6:00 p.m. (ET). The Fighting Irish, who are riding a four-game unbeaten streak, are ranked 12th in the latest Soccer America poll.