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Dettler named to College Team of the Week

Pat Leonard | Friday, October 31, 2003

Senior forward Justin Detter was named to the Soccer America College Team of the Week Wednesday after his two goals lifted the Notre Dame men’s soccer team to victory in a 2-1 overtime decision against No. 9 Virginia Tech last Saturday.

Detter began the scoring with a goal at the 6 minute, 40 second mark off an assist from junior defender Kevin Goldthwaite. He then won the game seven minutes into overtime by chipping a ball over Virginia Tech goalkeeper Chase Harrison.

The game-winning overtime goal was Detter’s second of the season. His first came in an early season, 2-1 victory over Fresno State in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. The second goal also tied Detter with senior forward Devon Prescod for the team lead in goals with eight. Detter’s 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists) leads all Notre Dame players.

This honor marks the first time Detter has been named to the Soccer America College Team of the Week in his career.

Detter’s overtime goal ensured Notre Dame home field advantage in the first round of the Big East championship tournament, provided the Irish defeat Villanova tonight at Alumni Field.