Caleb Downey Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week

    Junior defender Caleb Downey
    Junior defender Caleb Downey

    Oct. 9, 2012

    Junior defender Caleb Downey was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week last weekend. Downey earned a spot on the team by scoring the only goal of the game 3:41 into overtime to lead Air Force to a stunning 1-0 upset over 5th-ranked New Mexico last Friday in Albuquerque.

    Downey collected a throw-in from teammate Trevor Wade in the box and beat UNM keeper Victor Rodriguez for his first goal of the season. The win was AFA's first over a top-5 ranked team since beating No. 1 Creighton 2-1 in the 1993 NCAA Tournament.

    Downey, who played all 93:41 of the game, was also instrumental in blanking the MPSF's top-scoring team and player, Devon Sandoval. Downey and his back-line teammates held the Lobos to just four shots on goal while Sandoval attempted just two total shots and did not attempt a shot on goal.

    The Falcons host New Mexico this Friday, Oct. 12 at Cadet Soccer Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.

     

     

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