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Knights Sweep American Weekly Honors

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a tremendous all-around performance that resulted in a 4-1 win over Memphis on Saturday, the UCF men's soccer team has swept the American Athletic Conference weekly award slate. Lucca Dourado was named the Offensive Player of the Week, Anderson Rosa was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week and Tyler Lavigne earned the Goalkeeper of the Week nod.

Dourado has surged up the national rankings in goals scored as he tallied another multi-goal game on Saturday. Dourado scored in the 17th minute from way out, capitalizing on a poor goal kick from the Memphis keeper. He wasn't done scoring as Nick Taylor fed him a ball into the box that he was able to chest down and in for his second goal of the night. It's the third time this season and in his career that Dourado has scored a pair of goals. Saturday was the second straight match that Dourado had two goals, scoring twice against FGCU on Sep. 11 and then again a week later against the Tigers.

Rosa earned a goal in the win over Memphis as well, as he collected a Taylor rebound in the 11th minute and buried the chance to open the scoring. It was the first goal of the season for Rosa and the second of his career. Not only did Rosa score, he helped the Knights' defense hold the Tigers to just one goal, the first time they've held an opponent to less than two goals since the win against North Florida.

In just the second start of his career, Lavigne collected four saves and earns The American's Goalkeeper of the Week honor. He had three saves in the first half, blanking the Tigers on the scoreboard through the first 45. The only ball that got past Lavigne on the night was a ball that had eyes and trickled from one side of the box to the other and was punched home just seconds after the second half had begun.

This is the first time this season each of these three Knights have earned a weekly honor from The American. Dourado appeared on the weekly honor roll after his performance against North Florida, but Alessandro Campoy was the only Knight prior to this week that earned a nod for one of the weekly awards, being named the Offensive Player of the Week after a four-goal performance vs. FGCU.

The Black and Gold will return home to face Temple on Friday, Sep. 24 at 6 p.m. The Owls dropped their conference opener by a count of 4-1 against No. 18 SMU.

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