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Tulsa’s Ochoa Named USL Player of the Week

By Staff, 07/05/16, 1:25PM EDT


Scored a goal, added two assists in USL Game of the Week win against Arizona

Photo courtesy Rich Crimi / Tulsa Roughnecks FC

TAMPA, Fla. – Tulsa Roughnecks FC forward Sammy Ochoa has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 15th week of the 2016 season after leading his side to a 3-2 victory against Arizona United SC on Friday night in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3. Ochoa had a goal and two assists to lead his side to a victory against a United side that had entered the game undefeated in its previous four contests.

Ochoa received 58 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Wilmington Hammerheads FC’s Stefan Defregger finished second with 33 percent.

GK – Callum Irving, Rio Grande Valley FC: Irving saved one penalty kick as part of a four-save shutout to earn the Toros a point on the road against OKC Energy FC.

D – Mike Da Fonte, Sacramento Republic FC: Da Fonte scored the game-winning goal as Republic FC grabbed a 2-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2.

D – Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers: Didic earned selection for a second consecutive week as he helped the Rangers’ defense shut out Saint Louis FC in a 1-0 victory.

D – Taylor Mueller, Charleston Battery: Mueller scored the opening goal and was solid defensively as the Battery won their third consecutive game by defeating Richmond.

D – Brett Levis, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Levis scored a dramatic game-winner as WFC2 took a 2-1 victory against Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday night.

M – Stefan Defregger, Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Defregger recorded assists on all three of the Hammerheads’ goals as they defeated Toronto FC II 3-0.

M – Jimmy McLaughlin, FC Cincinnati: McLaughlin notched the game-winner as Cincinnati took its second win of the season against Bethlehem Steel FC.

M – Michael Reed, San Antonio FC: Reed scored the opening goal as San Antonio took a 2-1 victory on the road against Tulsa on Sunday night.

F – Michael Cox, Orlando City B: Cox found the equalizer for OCB as it earned a 1-1 draw with Charlotte to remain in the top eight in the Eastern Conference.

F – Sammy Ochoa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Ochoa recorded a goal and two assists to lead the Roughnecks to a 3-2 win against Arizona United SC in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3.

F – Long Tan, Arizona United SC: Tan gave Arizona a chance at continuing its undefeated streak in Tulsa with a pair of good goals as the side succumbed 3-2 to the Roughnecks.

Bench: Ryan Meara (NY), Jordan Burt (COS), Kenardo Forbes (ROC), Carlos Alvarez (SA), Tyler Polak (CIN), Heviel Cordoves (CHS), Adonis Amaya (LA)

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