Clarksville, Ark. - For the second straight week, University of the Ozarks senior goalkeeper Brian Sarber has been named the American Southwest Conference men's soccer Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst Monday.
Sarber, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Allen, Texas, posted a pair of shutouts in 207 minutes of play to keep the Eagles unbeaten at 5-0-2. Against Tabor College on Monday, Sarber stopped three shots in a 1-0 overtime win. In Saturday’s conference opener against UT-Dallas, Sarber recorded a career-high 14 saves in a 0-0 overtime tie. Sarber made several outstanding saves in the match, one of which came on a diving penalty kick stop with 1:13 left in the first half. Sarber fought off another shot in the 87th minute to move the match into overtime. With Sarber in goal, Ozarks has four shutouts and has given up only three goals, a program-best through seven matches.
He owns a 0.40 goals against average and has totaled 38 saves.
Ozarks (5-0-2, 0-0-1) will host Mississippi College (3-1-1, 1-1-0) on Thursday. The match can be heard locally on KXIO 106.9 FM as well as on the web at www.kxio.nu.