August 27, 2012
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Vermont goalkeeper Dave Ramada
Vermont senior goalkeeper Dave Ramada is the New England Soccer News Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending August 26.
Ramada backstopped a defense that preserved a slim 1-0 lead over Rhode Island through a shorthanded second half after Catamounts defender Sean Sweeney was ejected 25 seconds before the intermission. Although Ramada made only two of his four saves – on Brett Utley in the 65th minute and Matt Sykes in the 78th – in the final 45 minutes, he and his defenders dominated the penalty area and disrupted the Rhode Island offense, allowing Scott Kisling’s 18th-minute strike to hold up as the game-winner.