After week two of the college season saw the first ever yellow cards handed out to Timbers Academy graduates, a more exciting stat jumped out in week three as a clean sheet was recorded, a goal was scored and a beautiful assist was delivered from academy grads.
Sapling Scholar of the Week: Jesse Garcia-Aguilar (Fr., Akron) – Garcia-Aguilar (Portland) opened week three as the starting right mid for the Zips as Akron topped UCF 2-1, with Garcia-Aguilar involved in both goals. In the 33rd minute Garcia-Aguilar sent a free kick from near the touchline to the back post where it was headed into the back of the net by Saad Abdul-Salaam. In the 66th minute Garcia-Aguilar found himself around the penalty spot and corralled a pass from Sam Gainford and turned it into his first collegiate goal. Garcia-Aguilar played 83 minutes against UCF, while playing 73 as a starting midfielder in a 2-0 win over Hartford to wrap up the weekend.
Week 3 Recap
Niko De Vera (Fr., Akron) – De Vera (Camas) vs. UCF (2-1 W) – did not play. De Vera vs. Hartford (2-0 W) – DNP.
Spencer Kleweno (So., Oregon State) – Kleweno (Portland) vs. Siena (1-0 W) – 15 minutes. Kleweno vs. Duquesne (2-1 W) – Seven minutes.
Foster Langsdorf (Fr., Stanford) – Langsdorf (Vancouver) vs. UC Santa Barbara (4-1 W) – DNP.
Anthony Macchione (Fr., Akron) – Macchione (Camas) vs. UCF (2-1 W) – Eight minutes, one shot. Macchione vs. Hartford (2-0 W) – 21 minutes.
James Nosack (So., Washington) – Nosack (Vancouver) vs. UConn (3-1 W) – DNP. Nosack vs. Penn (3-1 W) – DNP.
Collin Partee (Fr., Utah Valley) – Partee (Camas) vs. Gonzaga (2-0 W) – Starting goalkeeper, 90 minutes, five saves, clean sheet victory.
Alex Segovia (Fr., Oregon State) – Segovia (Beaverton) vs. Siena (1-0 W) – DNP. Segovia vs. Duquesne (2-1 W) – DNP.
Sam Werner (Fr., Stanford) – Werner (Bozeman, Mont.) vs. UC Santa Barbara (4-1 W) – DNP.
Ben White (Fr., Gonzaga) – White (Tigard) vs. Utah Valley (0-2 L) – Starting right back, two shots, 70 minutes. White vs. California (0-1 L) – Starting right back, 90 minutes.
Sapling Scholar of the Week Honorees:
- Week 3: Jesse Garcia-Aguilar, Fr., MF, Akron
- Week 2: Jesse Garcia-Aguilar, Fr., MF, Akron
- Week 1: Collin Partee, Fr., GK, Utah Valley