Chattanooga Red Wolves SC forward Steven Beattie has been named the USL League One Player of the Week for Week 13 of the league’s inaugural season. This marks Beattie’s second Player of the Week award and his third appearance on Team of the Week.
The Red Wolves captain was fantastic in the 3-2 win over Greenville Triumph SC, notching the first hat-trick in club history. The three goals marked his fourth, fifth and sixth of the season, bringing him within one of the league leaders.
Beattie opened up scoring in the 19th minute as he received a cross from midfielder Ami Pineda off a corner kick and headed the ball from the center of the box into the back of the net.
He wouldn’t have to wait long for his second as he put the Red Wolves up 2-0 less than 20 minutes later. Pineda found forward Juan Mare just outside of the box, who then lobbed the ball across towards the six-yard line. Greenville’s Dominic Boland failed to get the clearance off, and Beattie was there at the right time to slip it through goalkeeper Dallas Jaye.
His third would come in the 77th, smashing away a deflection off of a header into the net following a corner kick.
Saturday’s match was the first time this season that Greenville conceded multiple goals in a match, making Beattie’s hat-trick all the more impressive.
Midfielder Ami Pineda joins Beattie on USL League One’s Week 13 Team of the Week due to his dynamic performance against Greenville. Pineda completed 37 of 41 passes, recorded three key passes and notched one assist for the Red Wolves. This is his second consecutive week being named to the league’s Team of the Week.
Both played vital roles in the team holding onto its undefeated record at David Stanton Field.
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is looking to build off of the momentum of Saturday’s victory as the team prepares for the next two consecutive matches at home. The Red Wolves host Richmond Kickers on Saturday, June 29 for the third of four regular season meetings between the two clubs. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET. For tickets, visit chattredwolves.com/tickets.
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