Soccer athletes earn NOC player of the week honors

Taylor SargentIrvin PonceNorthern Oklahoma College soccer players of the week are freshman Lady Mav Taylor Sargent and sophomore Maverick Irwin Ponce.
Josh Smith, head women’s coach, and Michael DuRoy, head men’s coach, announced the selections for the week ending Oct. 25.
“Taylor recorded 3 shutouts this week and had maybe her biggest save of our season to date about five minutes into our match against NEO to keep them scoreless,” Smith said. “In 15 games in net, Taylor has only allowed 4 goals.”
Sargent, from The Colony, Texas, is a goalkeeper. This is her second selection as player of the week for the season.
“Irvin scored two goals against Murray State in the Mavs’ 4-0 win and scored the game winner in overtime against NEO in the Mavericks’ 2-1 win,” DuRoy said. “It was his third game winning overtime goal of the season.”
This is the third selection as player of the week for the season for Ponce, a forward from Enid.
The teams ended their regular season Oct. 25 with a 15-2 overall record for the women and a 7-11-1 overall record for the men following a home match against Rose State College of Midwest City. The Lady Mavs won that match 5-0 to take the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. The men suffered a 1-3 loss.