GREENWOOD – Lander University men's soccer players Oakley Hanger and Jacob Withers earned weekly honors from the Peach Belt Conference after stellar on-field performances, the league office announced on Monday.
Hanger, a senior from Southampton, England, was named PBC Defender of the Week after registering an assist and leading the Bearcat defense in a 2-0 victory over No. 7 Francis Marion on Saturday night. The senior's corner kick in the 34th minute found Jed Smith to give the Bearcats their second goal of the evening. Hanger and the Bearcats limited the Patriots to a season-low nine shots.
Sophomore keeper Jacob Withers earned his second honor from the conference this season as he was named the PBC Goalkeeper of the Week after a standout performance in net. Withers saved four shots on Saturday night on the way to his third clean sheet of the season. The North Augusta, S.C., native has allowed just five goals in seven matches this season.
The Bearcats play Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in a non-conference home match at Limestone, before completing their week on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. against USC Aiken at Van Taylor Stadium.
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