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WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior goalie Murat Ersoz (Istanbul, Turkey) was recognized Monday as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week in the first week of voting.
Ersoz helped pace Whittier to a 1-2 opening week, totaling 22 saves. The junior net-minder turned away five shots against UCLA during first half action, while notching another six stops in 16 minutes of play against USC. In the Poets' 12-9 victory over Fresno Pacific, Ersoz notched 11 saves and played all 32 minutes between the posts.
Whittier returns to action this weekend (Sept. 8) in the Inland Empire Classic where they will take on Long beach State and UC Santa Barbara.