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Union Academy in College: Week 8

Logan Keys had two more clean sheets for LIU Brooklyn while Billy McConnell, Christian Kaschak and Ryan Talbot all scored their first collegiate goals.

Todd Pratzner
Todd Pratzner

LIU Brooklyn goalkeeper Logan Keys has been on a roll lately after missing six of the first eight games of the season. The redshirt junior has recorded clean sheets in five of his last six games and hasn't allowed a goal since October 9. He added to his shutout total with five saves in a 1-0 win over Robert Morris on Friday and six saves in a 1-0 win over St. Francis PA on Sunday.

His efforts earned him Northeast Conference Player of the Week. For the season, Logan now boasts a 7-0-1 record and a 0.37 goals against average.

Defenders providing offensive spark

Three college defenders with Union Academy experience found the back of the net in the past week. Indiana junior right back Billy McConnell scored his first career goal, heading home a second ball from a corner kick in a 2-1 win over Louisville on Tuesday night.

Delaware left back Ryan Talbot also found of the back of the net for the first time in Delaware's 3-2 win over Kevin Carvalho's Northeastern team on Saturday.

Junior center back Todd Pratzner scored an 86th minute equalizer in Xavier's 2-1 win over Villanova on Saturday. The goal was the second of his career in a game that marked the first comeback victory for the Musketeers since 2012.

Christian Kaschak, Melvin Snoh and Brian White score

Penn State reserve junior midfielder Christian Kaschak netted a goal for the first time in his career with a goal in a 2-1 loss to Andrew Herr and Michigan State on Sunday. Herr, a junior defender, had an assist in the game.

Georgeotwn senior forward Melvin Snoh scored his first goal of the season and the third goal of his career in a 3-0 win over Marquette last Wednesday. Junior forward Brett Campbell had an assist in the game while Keegan Rosenberry played all 90 minutes and Jon Azzinnarri came off the bench for 25 minutes.

With Darius Madison out of the UMBC lineup for the past three games, Duke sophomore Brian White is closing in on him for the Union Academy alum scoring lead. White scored his fifth goal of the season (Madison has six) in regulation of a 2-1 win over 10th-ranked Elon on Tuesday.

Duke sophomore midfielder Noah Snyder made his second straight appearance and third appearance of the season off the bench for eight minutes in the Elon game.

Sean Wilson comes off the bench; Sam Frymier has a big day

North Carolina freshman midfielder Sean Wilson returned from a recent stint with the U.S. Under-20 team and earned his longest appearance of the season in the 6th-ranked Tar Heels' 6-1 win over Campbell on Tuesday. Wilson came off the bench and played 45 minutes in just his second appearance of the season and first since the opening night of the season on August 28.

Duquesne senior goalkeeper Sam Frymier made 10 saves, including three in overtime, to record a clean sheet in a scoreless draw with VCU on Saturday. The shutout was the third of the season for Frymier and the 17th of his career.