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Zech, Barry Earn Men's Soccer Offensive Players of the Week, Dorchin, Boehm Selected for Defensive Honor

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Duquesne sophomore Eric Zech and Saint Joseph’s junior Ritchie Barry were selected as the  Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Massachusetts junior Marvyn Dorchin and Saint Joseph’s sophomore Joseph Boehm were named A-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Week. SJU freshman Alex Hartmann was named the league Rookie of the Week.  The awards were for games played Sept. 2-8.

Zech, a defender from Berlin, Germany, scored his first career goal in the 57th minute to give Duquesne a 1-0 win over VMI and help the Dukes to their best start since 2014 at 2-0-1.

Barry scored in the third minute to lead Saint Joseph's to a 1-0 win over LIU on Saturday. A midfielder from Sparta, N.J., Barry collected a rebound and fired off the early match-winner into the back right corner just 2:34 into the match.

Dorchin, a goalkeeper from Nice, France, recorded back-to-back clean sheets to give him three on the year through as many contests. He stopped a pair of shots in a 4-0 win over Sacred Heart, and then two more in a 1-0 win against Boston University on Saturday, including a diving save with just over a minute remaining to preserve the shutout.

A goalkeeper from Colleyville, Texas, Boehm made 11 saves in Saint Joseph’s 1-1 week. In the Hawks’ 1-0 overtime loss to Fairfield on Wednesday, Boehm finished the night with 10 saves, including seven in the second half. The only goal he surrendered was an overtime pentaly kick. In SJU's 1-0 win over LIU on Saturday, Boehm made one save for his first win (and shutout) of the season.

Hartmann, a native of Hamburg, Germany, played the full 182 minutes as a center back in SJU's 1-1 week last week. He was a strong force on SJU's defensive unit, breaking up multiple plays in the air and keeping Fairfield and LIU from scoring from the field. The only goal the Hawks’ defense allowed was a penalty kick in overtime against Fairfield, which had managed 18 shots, but no goals during regulation.

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