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Union's Pereira Named TranSouth Soccer Player of the Week

Jackson, Tenn. - 9/15/2003 - The TranSouth Conference named Union University’s Alexandre Pereira as the TranSouth Conference Soccer Player of the Week. Pereira helped lead Union to a perfect 3-0 week and a Bulldog Classic Championship.

Pereira, a 6-foot-2 180 lb. freshman, has made an instant impact for Union to this point in 2003. He currently leads Union with 13 goals and 27 total points in eight games. Pereira has played in all eight of Union’s games and has scored at least one goal in seven of the eight, including five straight games with a goal. This past week, he tallied five goals and one assist to help improve the Bulldogs to an overall record of 6-1-1. He tallied a hat trick in Union’s 5-0 win over Asbury and then added a goal in the 4-0 win over Campbellsville University to clinch the Bulldog Classic Championship and to earn a spot on the all-tournament team. Pereira also added one goal and one assist in the 3-2 win over Bethel College earlier in the week. Pereira is the fastest Union player to 13 goals in school history, doing so in just eight games. He is also just 11 goals away from the Union record of 24 goals in a season.

Union is 6-1-1 on the year and will travel to Lambuth on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to play for the Fifth Annual Jackson Cup. The Jackson Cup series is tied at 2-2 with each game being a 1-0 score with Union winning last season. The overall series between Union and Lambuth has the Eagles leading 3-2. Union is ranked No. 3 in the latest NAIA Region XI polls with Lambuth coming in at No. 4 in the region.


Related Item(s): 2003 Soccer Schedule/Results

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