CCU soccer trio captures Sun Belt weekly awards

Coastal Carolina’s impressive 2-0 win over South Carolina was also impressive enough for two Chanticleers to be named the Sun Belt Conference’s players of the week.

For the second consecutive week Braulio Linares-Ortiz was named one of the Defensive Players of the Week, an honor he shares with Aldair Cortes of Georgia Southern.

Linares-Ortiz picked up his second shutout of the season in the win as he played all 90 minutes of the match, facing four shots on goal and picking up four saves.

On the season Linares-Ortiz has played 759 minutes in goal with 32 saves. He has only allowed 11 goals and has a 1.30 goals against average. He also has a .744 save percentage.

Konstantinos Louvaris picked up a goal against the Gamecocks in the 12th minute of action, and it turned out to be the match-winner. Louvaris was voted as the Sun Belt’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Louvaris played 64 minutes in the match with two shots, and both were on goal. The goal was his first of the season.

* Freshman goalkeeper Rylee Atteberry has been named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week for the games played Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, the conference announced Tuesday. The weekly award is Atteberry’s third on the season.

Atteberry recorded back-to-back clean sheets; a 3-0 victory over Louisiana and 0-0 double overtime tie with Little Rock.

In the match against the Ragin Cajuns, Atteberry only saw two shots on goal saving both. Against the Trojans, the Aurora, Colo. native stopped six shots, two in the overtime periods, to maintain the scoreless tie.

On the season, Atteberry leads the Sun Belt with five shutouts and is ranked 28th nationally.

The Chanticleers return to action, on Thursday, Oct. 5, to take on Georgia State at the CCU Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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