Tulsa's Cervi Garners Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Sept. 19, 2005
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa sophomore goalkeeper Dominic Cervi has been named the Conference USA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12-18, it was announced today by the conference office.
A native of Norman, Okla., Cervi led Tulsa to a 1-0-1 last week and to the team title of the SMU Mi Cocina Classic. For the week, Cervi logged 200 minutes in goal and allowed just two goals (one score came on a penalty kick), and collected eight saves for a 0.90 goals-against-average.
Cervi helped Tulsa capture the Classic title last Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Saint Louis. The win was TU's first against the Billikens, who were also receiving votes in the various top-25 polls. He started and played the entire 90 minutes and made two saves, while facing 11 shots. The only goal he allowed came on a penalty kick in the first half.
On Friday against Loyola Marymount, Cervi started and played a total of 110 minutes in a 1-1 double overtime tie. He faced 21 shots and collected six saves, and allowed just one goal.
The award marks the second straight week a Tulsa player has received the league's weekly player of the week honor. Last week, senior Kyle Brown was named C-USA's Offensive Player of the Week.
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