Missouri State men’s soccer players Alex Riggs and Johannes Demarzi were named MVC Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the league office today. 

Riggs shut out Creighton on the road on Saturday and Centenary at home on Wednesday to run his shutout streak to three matches.  Riggs came up huge with a save at Creighton as Missouri State began conference play with a big 1-0 win on the road to begin conference play.  He also made one save against Centenary in the Bears’ 4-0 win.  Riggs now owns a 327 minute and 30 second shutout streak, dropping his goals against average for the season to 0.57. 

Demarzi set up the conference opening road victory with a beautifully struck corner kick that found Jordan Hoffman for the game-winner over Creighton.  Demarzi also added a goal and an assist in the Bears’ 4-0 defeat of Centenary at Plaster Field on Wednesday.  From his position on the backline, Demarzi leads the Bears in assists with four. 

Missouri State travels to Dallas, Texas for this week’s SMU Tournament.  The Bears will face Houston Baptist on Friday, a team Missouri State has never faced.  The Bears wrap up the tournament against host, SMU, on Sunday.