SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 18, 2016) – ETSU men’s soccer player Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) garnered his first Southern Conference Player of the Week honor for his two-goal performance against VMI and Wofford last week, which was announced by league office Tuesday.
Ekern scored the second goal of a three-goal game against VMI at Summers-Taylor Stadium. He netted his second goal of the week that ended up tying Wofford at 1-1 in the 41st minute, and ETSU went on to win 2-1 after Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil) scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute at home versus the Terriers.
With the two-goal performance last week, Ekern has scored in three straight matches and has totaled five goals in that span. He also scored the only hat trick in ETSU program history on Oct. 8 at UNCG and led the Bucs to a 4-3 overtime thriller in Greensboro, N.C.
Ekern is 70th nationally and 3rd in the conference in total goals (6). In just SoCon matches, he is tied for first in points (10), points per game (1.67), total goals (5), and goals per game (0.83).
He leads the Blue and Gold in total goals this season and shots on goal (13) and is tied for first in total points (13).
The Bucs will continue their conference schedule with a road match at VMI today. Match is set for 4 p.m. at Patchin Field.
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