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TU’s Lucas, soccer players honored

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With three touchdowns in Tulsa’s come from behind win against Tulane, sophomore wide receiver Keevan Lucas was American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Labor Day.

In Tulsa’s AAC debut, Lucas scored three touchdowns while racking up 233 yards receiving, six yards less than the conference record for a single game, on 13 catches, helping his team to a 38-31 comeback victory in double overtime against Tulane a week ago Thursday night.

Lucas caught TD passes for 43 and 84 yards which brought TU to within a TD before halftime and caught another that preceded a 2-point conversion to tie the game, which forced overtime.

2 players honored from each TU soccer team

Lucas was not the only athlete to receive recognition, four Golden Hurricane soccer players -- two each from the men’s and the women’s teams -- also picked up some accolades for their accomplishments this past week.

On the women’s side, junior Roman Edwards and freshman Rachel Thun received AAC Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively.

Edwards helped TU in a 3-2 comeback win over Missouri State in overtime and a 2-0 shutout against UMKC. She played the complete 180:38 at defender in the two matches and even had a shot attempt, which was on goal.

Thun scored two goals and made three assists. Against Missouri State, she scored the goal to tie the game at 2-2, and assisted on the other two, including the overtime game-winner, as well as TU’s first goal against the Bears. Thun assisted on the first goal against UMKC and scored on a penalty kick for the final goal.

For the men, senior Austin Neil and sophomore Jake McGuire were respectively recognized as AAC Offensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week.

Neil scored a goal and earned an assist, while also posting a team-best six shots, four of which were on goal, en route to a 2-1 double-overtime victory over SIU-Edwardsville.

McGuire, who played all 190:31 in goal over the weekend, recorded 11 saves for a 0.846 saves percentage. He had seven saves and one goal against St. Louis, and four saves and one goal against SIU-Edwardsville.

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