UU’s Tamplin earns MEC weekly soccer award


Urbana University’s Harry Tamplin has been selected as this week’s Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week in soccer, announced by league headquarters on Monday.

Tamplin, a native of Kings Langley, England, scored two goals including the game-winner in UU’s 5-4 thrilling win against Concord in overtime last Sunday.

Tamplin’s first goal of the season came on a 71st-minute penalty in which the sophomore captain put the Blue Knights ahead 3-2. Then, Tamplin struck a perfect header into the back of the net to score the Golden Goal halfway through the first extra period.

The Blue Knights improved to 4-3 overall (3-1 MEC) with the victory and remained unbeaten at home this season. UU returns to action Wednesday at Notre Dame (Ohio) in a 4 p.m. MEC tilt.

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