CCU Soccer Duo Receives Weekly Sun Belt Honors

       

Nov. 9, 2016

New Orleans - Coastal Carolina University soccer players Wes White and Braulio Linares-Ortiz have been named Sun Belt Players of the Week for their performance in the Chanticleers double-overtime win over Georgia State to end the season.

White came off the bench to score both CCU goals in the 2-1 victory to win the Offensive Player of the Week.

His first goal came in the 85th minute to even the score at one and his second goal came in the 103rd minute to give the Chants the victory and with the win, CCU won a share of the regular season Sun Belt title.

Linares-Ortiz was named the Defensive Player of the Week. The junior goal tender help shut down the top scoring offense in the league holding the Panthers to one goal while picking up four saves.

His play helped topple Georgia State, who entered the match at the top of the Sun Belt’s standings and was also the leading scoring team in the conference.

With the win, CCU will enter the Sun Belt Conference Tournament as the number one seed, earning a bye in the opening round of play. They will face the winner of the fourth-seeded Hartwick and fifth-seeded Appalachian State game.

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