ATLANTA – Lukas Joyner and Paul Tyson of Georgia State men’s soccer swept the Sun Belt’s Player of the Week awards, the league announced on Tuesday. Joyner nabbed Offensive Player of the Week while Tyson was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Joyner netted two goals in GSU’s 3-1 victory over Winthrop Saturday night at Eagle Field. He hit the equalizer in the 50th minute off a cross from Kwaku Adu-Boahene and scored again in the 58th minute to give the Panthers a two-goal advantage. The Macon, Ga., native ranks tied for second in the Sun Belt for the most goals in a single match with two.
Tyson conceded only one goal on the week and earned his first shutout of the year in Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over UNC Asheville. The Liverpool, England, native has yet to allow an opponent to score two or more goals in a single match and ranks first among all Sun Belt keepers in both total saves (16) and save percentage (.800). He also ranks second in the conference in goals against average (0.80) and saves per game (3.20).
Together, the two helped GSU secure a three-game winning streak for the sixth straight season. Joyner and Tyson became the second duo from the same team to sweep the conference’s weekly awards, as Appalachian State captured both awards in week one.
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