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2013-09-24 Da Silva, Chambers Shine For ONU In Upset Win
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Senior Michael Da Silva led the Tigers with two goals against #7 GVU

Da Silva, Chambers Shine For ONU In Upset Win

Author: Nick Birkey/Dave Laketa
Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:14 AM

CHICAGO --- Olivet Nazarene University's Michael Da Silva (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) and Zach Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) helped the Tigers close out the non-conference portion of their season in a big way on Saturday with a 3-2 upset win over previously-unbeaten and NAIA No. 7-ranked Grand View University (Iowa) on Saturday and, on Tuesday, claimed Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week honors.

Da Silva, a senior forward, garnered the Offensive Player of the Week distinction after scoring the first two goals of the game in the big win.  The first goal opened the scoring just four minutes into the contest with the second goal at the 60-minute mark breaking a 1-1 tie.  

Da Silva now has a team-leading four goals on the season for the Tigers.

Chambers, a sophomore goalkeeper, helped hand Grand View its first loss of the season by stopping three shots on goal to earn Defensive Player of the Week plaudits.  Despite allowing the two goals on the day, Chambers still boasts a solid 1.34 goals-against average on the season.

Olivet Nazarene bumped its record up to 3-2-1 on the season with the win in its lone contest over the seven-day period.