Senior goalie Jon Beaver of Knoxville, Tenn. has been named the SCAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week for games played Monday September 26 through Sunday, October 3. Beaver was a hero in goal for the Petrels this past weekend, stopping two penalty kicks in a 3-1 Friday win and posting a shutout in Sunday's 4-0 victory.
Beaver, who battled a rib injury all week in practice, came in cold as the substitute goalkeeper when starter Frank Petersen received a red card and immediately stopped a penalty kick. Less than five minutes later Beaver was called upon again facing his second penalty kick and again came up huge with the save in a 3-1 conference opener win against Austin College. Beaver played the final 25 minutes off the bench recording three saves and stopping two penalty kicks.
Beaver got the start on Sunday against University of Dallas as he organized and commanded the defense to the shutout. It was just the fourth shutout Oglethorpe has posted in a conference match since the 2007 season.
The Petrels are back on the pitch looking to win their sixth straight this Friday at 8:00 p.m. when they face Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contributed to this article.