ERICK TOVAR’S HAT-TRICK EARNS HIM TEAM OF THE WEEK HONOR

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San Diego midfielder’s three-goal performance against Turlock highlights Week Eight; Anthony Medina makes honorable mention list with two goals in his first game

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December 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Sockers midfielder Erick Tovar was named to the MASL Team Of The Week for week eight. It is the fifth consecutive week, when the team was eligible, that a Sockers player has been honored. Anthony Medina, who was playing in his first game of the season, was placed on the Honorable Mention List.

Tovar tallied his first hat-trick of the season in the Sockers, 9-2, win over Turlock on Sunday. He is third on the team in scoring with 10 points on seven goals and three assists.

Medina, a fan favorite and longtime Socker, scored two goals in his season debut. His efforts earned him a spot on the honorable mention list.

GOALKEEPER:

Jose Miranda (Ontario Fury) – Miranda helped the Fury to a big win over the RGV Barracudas. The stingy goalkeeper only allowed two goals on twelve shots (.833 save percentage) as the Fury won 9-2.

DEFENSE:

Lucio Gonzaga (Harrisburg Heat) – The Heat had back-to-back games this weekend with ten goals scored between them. Gonzaga accounted for a third of those, with two goals on Friday and one on Saturday.

MIDFIELD:

Ian Bennett (Milwaukee Wave) – The Milwaukee Wave remain one of the MASL’s two unbeaten teams and Bennett is a big reason why. Against division rival St Louis, Bennett stepped up with 5 goals and three assists.

Erick Tovar (San Diego Sockers) – The San Diego Sockers are the MASL’s other undefeated team. Tovar is just the latest San Diego player to step up in a big way. On Sunday night he scored his first hat trick of the season against Turlock.  

FORWARD:

Franck Tayou (Soles de Sonora) – Last season’s MVP continues to roll for Sonora. Playing a two-game series in Tacoma, Tayou delivered six goals to help his team split the weekend.

Joey Tavernese (Syracuse Silver Knights) – It may still be early in the season but every game is important within the Eastern Division. Tavernese led the way for the Silver Knights with 3 goals and an assist as they went into Harrisburg and came out with big 8-5 win.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Hugo Silva (Harrisburg Heat), Cory Keitz (Tacoma Stars), Andre Braithwaite (Kansas City Comets), Clayton Matheus (St Louis Ambush), Taylor Walter Bond (Cedar Rapids Rampage), Anthony Medina (San Diego Sockers), Edgar González (Monterrey Flash)