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White first went 110 minutes in Duke's 1-1, double-overtime draw against Presbyterian, in which he scored the lone goal of the night for the Blue Devils. He followed that up with an even better performance in a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech in which White provided a goal and assist to help lead Duke to victory.
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In the Panthers' 5-2 win over Molloy, De Giorgi showed up in a huge way worthy of recognition. Aside from one later tally, De Giorgi recorded every goal for his team, putting four into the back of the net in a phenomenal performance. The four-goal showing brings his total on the season to six through three matches.
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Velazquez put on a fantastic show for the Warriors over the last week. While he couldn't break through to the score sheet in the team's scoreless draw with Westmont College, Velazquez made sure that wasn't so in the team's second match of the week. In the Warriors' 4-0 win over Linfield, Velazquez recorded a stunning hat-trick to lead his team to victory.
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Mingachos contributed two-goals to his team's winning effort. He first recorded George Mason's second goal of the night, a key strike in a match that eventually went to overtime, and then provided the biggest tally of the night by recording the game-winner in the 97th minute.
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Rhode Island emerged victorious twice this week in dominant fashion, outscoring their two opponents by a combined 7-0 scoreline.
While he was unable to find a goal or assist in the team's 3-0 win over Marist, Western Mass Pioneers forward Chae Brangman came up big in the team's 4-0 win over Bryant. Brangman recorded two goals and a helper in the winning effort, carrying the team to victory.
Oklahoma Wesleyan faced two very difficult NAIA match-ups against No. 1 Hastings and No. 8 Missouri Valley last week, and came out looking good thanks to solid defensive play.
The team managed to take down top-ranked Hastings in a 1-0 victory before managing a scoreless draw against Missouri Valley. With a strong defense, led by Ocean City Nor'easters defender Nikola Fimic, Oklahoma Wesleyan managed two clean sheets against very tough opposition.