Hough, Klute and Garcia Named Men's Soccer Players of the Week
Mack Hough, Flagler
5-10 • Sr. • F • St. Augustine, Fla.
Hough got off to perhaps the best start a player can as he scored a hat trick in the first game of the season. He added another goal in game two to lead the PBC with four through the first weekend. Hough started with the first Flagler hat trick since 2003 with three goals against King, scoring the first three of the game as Flagler won 4-0. He added another in a 2-1 loss to Lees-McRae the next day.
Chris Klute, Clayton State
6-0 • Soph. • D • Grand Prairie, Texas
Klute stepped into his role as a central figure in the Laker defense from the opening kick as he led the Lakers to a 2-0 record with a defense that allowed only one goal in two games. The DI transfer from Furman and former U-17 and U-20 national team starter marked All-SAC and All-Region forward Lasse Sohrweide of #17 Anderson, limiting him to one shot on goal. Klute then helped the Lakers with their first shutout, beating Pfeiffer 1-0, holding them to one shot for the game.
Brian Garcia, Clayton State
6-1 • Fr. • GK • Cary, N.C.
Garcia did not allow a goal in his first two games of the season and recorded a shutout against Pfeiffer. The senior All-Conference keeper played 68 shutout mintues against #17 Anderson, making two saves, in a 5-1 win. He was not in the game when Anderson scored their lone goal with under six minutes to play. He played all 90 minutes against Pfeiffer, making one save in a 1-0 shutout. He is the only PBC keeper to not allow a goal in the first two games of the season.
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