M Brandon Servania, Wake Forest – Tied 0-0 at the half, Servania cracked things open for the Demon Deacons, lacing home the winning goal from the top of the box. It capped a strong shift from the midfielder that’s been sensational as a freshman.
M Tate Schmitt, Louisville – Another game, another winner for Schmitt, who scored the final goal in the second-round win over San Francisco. This time, Schmitt’s 35th minute strike stood up as the Cardinals held on for a 2-0 win against Colgate at home.
M Jack Skahan, North Carolina – In UNC’s 2-0 win over SMU, Skahan accounted for the game winner, starting his eighth straight start for the Tar Heels. The scoring touch is an added bonus to the solid, all-around midfield performer.
M Francesco Moore, Indiana – It was another efficient win for the Hoosiers, who held off New Hampshire by a 2-1 score. Moore’s conversion from the penalty spot provided the winning margin in the second half.
F Sam Gainford, Akron – After conceding two goals for the first time in 2017, Gainford ensured that it wouldn’t be a problem for the Zips, finding the back of the net twice in 90 minutes that sent the game into overtime.
F Chris Mueller, Wisconsin – While Wisconsin’s upset bid came up just short against Akron, Mueller did everything he could to keep the Badgers in the game. He setup both goals in the 3-2 loss, and hit the crossbar on a second half free kick that would’ve put Wisconsin up late in the second half.
F Stuart Holthusen, Akron – The Kiwi’s torrid stretch of the season continued against Wisconsin, as he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Badgers. Holthusen has scored 10 of his 12 goals in the last seven games, as the Zips have won 13 games in a row.