MELBOURNE, Fla. - Bay Downing has been chosen as the men's soccer offensive player of the week as announced earlier today by the conference office. Downing scored two goals in the midweek game between Tampa and Eckerd at home as the Spartans came away with a 3-2 OT victory to open SSC play at 1-0. On Saturday, UT traveled to West Palm Beach, Fla. to take on #9 Palm Beach Atlantic. After being down 1-0 at halftime, Downing helped his team fight back to tie the game in regulation and extra time as both sides fought out to a 1-1 2OT finish.
The team returns to action this Saturday as they travel to Auburndale, Fla. to take on Florida Southeastern in an SSC match. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Sunshine State Conference Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of September 18 - 24, 2017. Athletes are nominated by Sports Information Directors of member institutions.
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