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Maryland men's soccer's William James Herve named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

After opening the season with a scoring drought, Maryland men's soccer's offense broke through last week, scoring three goals in two games. Two of those came off the foot of freshman William James Herve, earning the rookie an offensive player of the week award from the Big Ten, the conference announced Tuesday.

Both goals from Herve came in a 2-1 overtime win over Northwestern. With his mom looking on, the midfielder hit the equalizer and the 95th-minute game-winner allowing the undermanned Terps to open conference play with a win.

The two goals made Herve the first freshman to score twice in a match since Eryk Williamson did so in 2015. He’s also the first Terp to win a conference offensive player of the week award since Williamson earned it with a hat trick last fall.

The 6’0 French native earned the honor after just his second start. He opened the season on the bench, but has worked his way up the lineup as Sebastian Elney continues to recover from a back injury. Elney was back on the pitch against Northwestern, and came off the bench to assist Herve’s game-winner.

Here’s a look at both goals:

The Terps will be back at Ludwig Field this Friday, when Wisconsin comes to town for a 7 p.m. ET matchup on BTN.

In other news

Although he was shaken up last weekend, Minnesota true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad will start against the Terps on Saturday.

Maryland got demolished against Temple, and the advanced stats just put an emphasis on that.

Down 14-0 early in the Temple game, a pick-six by Darnell Savage Jr. looked like it might turn the momentum. Jared’s back with another film review.

Savage has morphed into one of the best defensive backs in college football and a legitimate NFL prospect, from PressBox.

The NFL’s most successful pro Terps from Week two were mostly wide receivers, as three former Maryland wideouts found the end zone.

Field hockey pulled off a 5-4 double-overtime comeback win in a top-five matchup with Princeton.

Men’s basketball hosted twin big man commits Makhi and Makhel Mitchell for their official visit last weekend, but Turgeon is still in the market for another big in the class. The Terps landed in the top-seven for fast rising 2019 forward Robbie Beran, from InsideMdSports.