November 13, 2012
SOCCER NEWS NET SALUTE
Notre Dame's Ryan Finley is Men's Player of the Week
Notre Dame senior forward Ryan Finley has been named the Soccer News Net Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending November 11.
|Ryan Finley scored two goals, including the game-winner in the final minute of the second overtime, to lead Notre Dame to the Big East Championship over Georgetown on Sunday.
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Finley scored two goals, including the game-winner in the last minute of the second overtime, to lift Notre Dame to a 3-2 win over Georgetown at PPL Park, giving them the Big East Championship.
Finley scored the game-winner with less than a minute left, getting a leg on the ball following a corner kick from the far side.
Fourth-ranked Georgetown took the lead in the 39th minute. Tyler Rudy played a ball into the box from the right side. Melvin Snoh made a diving header, just getting a piece of the ball, and Andy Reimer was there to poke in the rebound.
It didn't take long for the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish and Finley to find the equalizer. A little more than five minutes into the second half, Harrison Shipp sent a through ball into the area. Luke Mishu played the ball near the end line on the right side and crossed it into the area for Finley to put the finishing touch on.
Soccer News Net Menís College Player of the Week
Week ending August 27: Eriq Zavaleta, Indiana Hoosiers
Week ending September 2: Martin Murphy, North Carolina Tar Heels
Week ending September 9: Tim Hopkinson, Old Dominion University Monarchs
Week ending September 16: James Belshaw, Duke Blue Devils
Week ending September 23: Michael Kuzan, Seton Hall Pirates
Week ending September 30: Charlie Rugg, Boston College Eagles
Week ending October 7: Ryan Finley, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending October 14: Steve Neumann, Georgetown Hoyas
Week ending October 21: Dylan Asher, Kentucky Wildcats
Week ending October 28: Deshorn Brown, UCF Knights
Week ending November 4: Mark Sherrod, Memphis Tigers
Week ending November 11: Ryan Finely, Notre Dame Fighting Irish