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Four UConn Sports Teams Earn Weekly Conference Honors

Men’s and women’s soccer, football and men’s hockey all had players receive conference player of the week awards.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

It was a busy week in UConn athletics, with the football team grabbing a big road win while the men’s and women’s soccer squads went undefeated. On top of that, the men’s hockey team finished 1-1-0 on the week.

Women’s soccer finished 2-0-0, getting two valuable conference wins against SMU and Houston, both at home. For their efforts, Erin Spillane and Yamillee Eveillard were both named conference players of the week.

Spillane was named the offensive player of the week after she scored the game-tying goal against Houston to send the match to overtime on Sunday and assisted on both of the UConn goals in the 2-1 victory over the Mustangs on Thursday.

Eveillard was named the American Athletic Conference rookie of the week for scoring two goals, both of which came against SMU. She is now second on the team in goals, with four.

Their male counterparts went to Tampa and grabbed a win against USF, which allows them to control their own destiny with regard to the conference regular season title and the privilege of hosting the conference tournament that comes with it.

After the 2-0 victory, Jacob Hauser-Ramsey was named defender of the week. He helped force the Bulls to take merely four shots on goal and continued to shutout conference opponents, as the Huskies have yet to allow a goal in conference play through four games.

Josh Burnett, who scored his first career goal in the fourth minute, was named rookie of the week in The American. His goal proved to be the game-winner to extend the Huskies’ recent run of success, with only one loss in their last nine matches (6-1-2).

Scott Levene was also named to the honor roll after he made four saves.

Men’s hockey grabbed a split of non-conference games, winning over American International College on Friday before a loss to Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Alexander Payusov registered his first career hat-trick on Friday against the Yellow Jackets as part of a four-point weekend and was named to the Hockey East top performers list as a result.

The football team won on the road for the first time in over 700 days, notching a victory against Temple. Junior Joseph had a team-high 11 tackles, two pass breakups, and a sack as part of the 28-24 victory and was named to the AAC weekly honor roll.