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Alex Martinez

An 81st minute goal by Mariana Garcia (Colombia) opened up the scoring frenzy for Bulldogs as The Citadel posted three goals in the final 10 minutes of play to top Charleston Southern 3-2. Vanessa Aponte (Orlando, FL) scored the second goal and Nicole Levermann (New Braunfelds, TX) got the game-winner in the 84th minute…..Francis Marion University 6-5 junior defender Simon Nett (Norway) has been named the Peach Belt Conference’s “Defensive Player of the Week,” for the week ending Sept. 16. Nett anchored a Patriot defense that gave up only one goal and six shots on frame in two road wins last week, 2-1 over Mount Olive in overtime and 3-0 over Erskine…..Coastal Carolina sophomore Uchenna Uzo has been named Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week for sparking the Chanticleers to a 2-1 victory over Elon…..scsoccer.com has reported that SCYSA president Hans Pauling announced to club/association members that Sam Okpodu is no longer Executive Director of South Carolina Youth Soccer. No details available about his departure…..Former Northwestern HS standout Alex Martinez (Discoveries/S. C. United) earned his second consecutive College Soccer News Team of the Week award early in the 2001 season, leading N.C. State to wins over UNC Greensboro and Marist, with three goals in two matches for the Wolfpack. Martinez is in his first season at NCSU after two seasons at High Point…..The S.C. High School Soccer Coaches Association has sent a proposal to all high school principals regarding the membership’s 84% vote this summer of relocating the SCHSL State Finals from Columbia’s Memorial Stadium to USC’s Stone Stadium or to the Lexington HS stadium. The SCHSSCA’s overwhelming support is for Stone Stadium, but SCHSL has opposed a move to that venue because all seating (5,700) is on one side of the field……Wofford took just two shots in the second half, but one by Alex Hutchins (Knoxville, TN) was the difference as the Terriers took a 1-0 win over USC Upstate.
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