Virginia junior Will Bates was named this week's ACC Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week, along with Duke junior Andrew Wenger. From the release:
Bates led the Cavaliers to a 2-1 win over second-ranked and previously unbeaten Maryland last Friday night. Wenger scored four of the Blue Devils' five goals and assisted on the other in a pair of wins over Davidson and NC State.
Bates was instrumental in the key Virginia win. Bates assisted on Ryan Zinkhan's goal early in the second half and then scored the game-winning goal with just over six minutes remaining in regulation to snap a 1-1 tie vs. the Terrapins.
Bates also created several other scoring chances. The Chester, Va., forward took five shots total, but also dished off in several instances to create scoring opportunities and keep the pressure on the Terrapins' defense, which had allowed just eight goals all season coming into the match. Bates is currently tied for second among ACC scorers with 24 points (10 goals and four assists).