LU’s Pajunurm earns weekly honor

Published 12:44 pm Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sophomore Marten Pajunurm of the Longwood men’s soccer team has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the week ending Oct. 4.

Pajunurm played a key role in each of Longwood’s wins a week ago.

The sophomore defender scored his first career goal from the center of the box to push the Lancers past Campbell 2-1 in their Big South opener.

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In addition, the Rapla, Estonia native, helped anchor Longwood’s defense that allowed just one goal in its last two games, including a 2-0 shutout against a Portland squad that had previously beaten then-No. 8 Oregon State and tied then-No. 10 Washington.

Pajunurm and Longwood’s defense rank among the top-three in the Big South, giving up 1.25 goals per contest.

Longwood is currently riding a two-game win streak and holds a 5-3 record, 1-0 in the Big South.