Matthew Oster has 23 saves in five games, earns MSC Defensive Player of the Week. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Soccer - Mon, Sep. 16, 2013
Matthew Oster earned the Mid-South Conference weekly honor for his performance this past week in goal. The freshman from Danville, Ky. picked up his first MSC Defensive Player of the Week.
"That's awesome," said GC coach Derek Willis. "Well deserved. He played hard and has been doing really well. He came up with some monster saves for us this past week. I'm excited to see where we go from here."
The Tiger offense built a 2-0 cushion early against NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan, but as the game got sloppy, Oster saw more pressure. He faced a penalty kick late in the first to make it 2-1, and then the Panthers clawed out one more goal in the second half.
The rookie had seven saves in that match, though, to keep it a 2-2 affair and earn the draw.
He also pitched a shutout in a 1-0 win over MSC foe Bluefield College. He had five saves in his first career collegiate shutout.
Oster ranks fifth in the Mid-South with 1.69 goals against average. His 23 saves are third most in the conference.
The Tigers are 1-3-1 this season and 1-0 in conference play.