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INDIANAPOLIS - Loyola University Chicago senior forward Mark Halma has been named Horizon League Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the period of Sept. 14-20.

A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Halma scored twice on headers in the second half to propel Loyola to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Oral Roberts University Sunday in the UMKC Invitational. He netted the tying goal in the 70th minute and the match-winner in the 82nd, both off assists from Eric Gehrig.

Halma was named Most Valuable Player of the event as the Ramblers swept a pair of opponents, including a 1-0 overtime victory Friday on an own goal over host University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Loyola (3-1-1) opens its League schedule this week with matches at Cleveland State University Friday and at Valparaiso University Sunday.

Other Horizon League Player-of-the-Week nominees (Sept. 21)
Josh Williams, Cleveland State, Sr., MF -- 1-1-0 team record, 1 goal, 2 points
* Netted game-winner in 40th minute of 2-1 victory at Niagara
Ryan Wehking, Green Bay, RFr., GK -- 0-0-1 team record, 110 minutes, 2 goals against, 1.64 GAA
* Had four saves in 2-2 draw at San Diego State
Zack Stivers, Valparaiso, Jr., F -- 1-1-0 team record, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 points
* Had second straight match-winning goal in overtime in 2-1 win at Western Michigan
Kevin Stoll, UIC, Jr., F -- 1-0-1 team record, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 points
* Scored goal in 1-1 draw with UNLV and had an assist in 3-0 blanking of UC Riverside
Brad Bamberger, Wright State, Fr., D -- 0-1-0 team record, 1 goal, 2 points
* Tallied the tying goal in the second half in eventual 2-1 overtime loss to city-rival Dayton

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