Three goal week nets LSUA’s Okpala Conference Award

Sr. D Brian Okpala celebrating after scoring one of his two goals against Huston-Tillotson. | Source: Joseph Dupree / LSUA Media Club

WACO, Texas (LSUA) - Following a week where he scored three of the LSUA men’s soccer team’s four goals, Brian Okpala earned his first career Red River Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award in his final weekend of RRAC regular season play, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

Okpala, a senior defender from Surulere, Nigeria, scored both of LSUA’s goals in a 2-2 draw against Huston-Tillotson on Thursday. He came back on his Senior Day on Saturday and got his head onto a ball in the box to give the Generals a 1-0 lead in LSUA’s 2-1 win over the Southwest Mustangs.

He finished the 2019 regular season with four goals on the year and has now scored nine goals during his four years as a General.

The Generals (10-5-3, 4-3-2 RRAC) earned the four-seed in the 2019 Red River Athletic Conference Soccer Championship Tournament presented by Farmers Bank and Trust, and begin defense of their 2018 title win on Saturday against the tournament’s five seed, Huston-Tillotson.

Kickoff against the Rams (5-7-2, 3-4-2 RRAC) is set for 1:00 P.M. at Generals Field.

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