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Lipps, Connelly Earn MWC Soccer Player of the Week Honors

November 2, 2009 at 11:58 am
Nathan Lipps

Ripon, WI -- Nathan Lipps, a senior goalkeeper for Beloit College from Kasson, Minnesota (Mantorville) and Silas Connelly, a junior midfielder for Beloit College from Madison, Wisconsin (West) have been named the Midwest Conference Defensive and Offensive Men's Soccer Players of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

The honors cover the week ending November 1.

Lipps recorded two wins over the weekend to help the Bucs earn the final spot in the Midwest Conference Tournament. He made five saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Monmouth College and then had six saves in Sunday's Tournament-clinching 2-0 win over Illinois College.

The shutout on Sunday was his fourth of the season and the seventh of his career.

Connelly scored a pair of goals in Saturday's win over Monmouth, including the game-winner six minutes into the second and final overtime period. He has three goals and two assists for the season.