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Oakland University soccer player garners league honor
By Mark Vest
Posted October 8, 2013
Oakland University men's soccer player Joey Tinnion was named the Horizon League's Co-Offensive Player of the Week (along with Laurie Bell of the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin) for his play against the University of Detroit Mercy Oct. 5. at the OU Soccer Field.
Tinnion scored two second-half goals to help give Oakland a 2-1 victory against the Titans in the two programs' first-ever Horizon League matchup.
After capturing the league honor, Tinnion, who attended high school at Utica Eisenhower, proceeded to score Oakland's lone goal in the Golden Grizzlies' Oct. 7 matchup against the University of Denver, a game that ended in a 1-1 tie. Tinnion leads the Golden Grizzlies (4-2-5) with five goals on the season.
Oakland is next scheduled to be in action at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 in a road game against Wright State University.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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