ATLANTA – After backstopping Florida State to a pair of ranked victories at the Battle in Baltimore this past weekend, Seminoles junior goalie Spencer Talbot has earned the MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending April 10.
Florida State faced No. 9 Boston College on Friday night, and thanks to 22 saves from the Severna Park, Md., native, the Seminoles posted an 11-9 upset victory. Talbot followed that up on Sunday with another 22 saves in a 13-10 triumph over No. 14 Virginia Tech.
For the weekend, he posted 44 saves, a 69.8 save percentage and a 9.50 goals against average against two of the top teams in the country. Talbot is now 9-1 this spring for the No. 15 Seminoles.
“The bigger the game, the better Spencer plays,” said Florida State coach Jerry DeLorenzo. “He fears no one. This weekend, he shut out BC for the first 28 minutes of the game and made some key outlet passes against Virginia Tech that ignited our transition offense. Having a strong goalie gives our team the confidence that we will always have a fighting chance.”
For his efforts in earning the Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour, Talbot will receive a new Under Armour Command Head. Under Armour is the proud sponsor of the MCLA.
UNDER ARMOUR HONOR ROLL
Ross Blanchard, Sr., Rhode Island – The Rams handed Northeastern a 10-9 loss in a key PCLL contest, thanks to four goals and a pair of assists from Blanchard.
John Clayton, Sr., Colorado – The attackman helped the Buffs rock BYU, 15-10, with five goals and three assists. He followed that up with three dimes in CU’s triumph over Utah.
John Corbolotti, Soph., Cal Poly – With control of the WCLL on the line against No. 11 Stanford, Corbolotti scored a pair of goals and set up three others in a 14-5 road victory.
Bucky Desadier, Sr., Texas State – The Bobcats clinched the top seed in the LSA South with a weekend sweep that featured six goals and an assist for the midfielder.
Holland Frost, Sr., Georgia Tech – In the 19-8 win over previously unbeaten Georgia, the midfielder went 12-for-12 at the faceoff dot while also scoring four goals and setting up a fifth.
Alec Gieser, Jr., Colorado State – The close defender had five ground balls, three caused turnovers, a goal and an assist, helping the Rams beat Utah and No. 5 Brigham Young.