Manion, Mathys named American Rivers Conference players of the week

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  PELLA— Central College women’s soccer forward Erin Manion (senior, Delafield, Wis., Kettle Moraine HS) and men’s soccer goalkeeper Andrew Mathys (senior, Elburn, Ill., Kaneland HS) were named American Rivers Conference performers of the week Tuesday evening.

            In Central’s 9-0 win against Wisconsin Lutheran College in the season opener, Manion recorded a hat trick. Her first two goals came in the first half and she added the third less than a minute into the second half. Through two games, she leads the team with nine shots and six on goal.

            Mathys has helped Central start the season 2-0, winning by identical 3-0 margins in matches against Iowa Wesleyan University and the University of the Ozarks (Ark.). He has not allowed a goal in 180 minutes, securing seven saves.

            Central hosts the University of Northwestern – St. Paul (Minn.) in Pella on Wednesday night for a men’s and women’s doubleheader. The men’s contest will start at 3 p.m. with the women’s to follow at approximately 5 p.m.