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Haugli named United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week

Haugli named United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sivert Haugli was named the United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week on Wednesday afternoon.
Haugli, a defender from Oslo, Norway, recorded his second and third career goals in quick succession on Sunday in the Hokies 3-2 victory over then-No. 1 Marshall. Standing firm in the back, the captain also oversaw the defense that limited the Thundering Herd to only two shots in the second half.
Tech trailed by two goals at halftime, despite outshooting the defending national champions, 7-5, in the first period. That pressure continued into the second half, eventually leading to a breakthrough for the Hokies. 
Danny Flores whipped in a corner in the 64th minute that found the head of Haugli for his first goal of the season, giving Virginia Tech a lifeline. Just two minutes later, Tech’s press resulted in a handball inside the box. Haugli stepped up to the penalty spot and tied up the match. 
The Hokies converted again from the spot in the 73rd minute and saw the game out, giving the program its first win against a No. 1 team since defeating Notre Dame on Sept. 22, 2017.
Earlier this season, Haugli was named to the ACC Preseason Watch List