Grand Canyon’s Saeed Robinson named PacWest Men’s Soccer Player of Week
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Grand Canyon senior forward Saeed Robinson (Portmore, Jamaica/Wolmers Boys School) has been selected the Pacific West Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
The conference announced the honor on Monday, Oct. 22, for games contested Oct. 15-21.
Robinson amassed nine points on four goals and an assist in a 2-0-0 week for the Antelopes. He led Grand Canyon to back-to-back conference victories over Dixie State on Oct. 16 (3-2 in overtime) and Oct. 20 (3-0).
At Dixie State on Oct. 16, Robinson scored the game’s first two goals at 0:41 and 22:21 to put the Antelopes up 2-0. Dixie State tied the game 2-2 on goals in the 78th and 79th minute, but Robinson completed the hat-trick - along with his six-point effort - 1:01 into overtime when he punched home the game-winner.
On Oct. 20 before a home crowd, Robinson scored the game’s second goal at 39:25 for a 2-0 lead over the Red Storm before assisting Brandon Hansen in the 71st minute on the game’s final tally.
The PacWest Fantastic 15
Xavier Fuerte (So., 5-6, 155, M, Kapaa, HI/Kapaa) – Hawai‘i Hilo – scored game-winning goal at 5:48 of a 1-0 win at BYU-Hawaii on Oct. 17.
Sam Galloway (Jr., 5-10, M, Akron, OH/Bowling Green) - Chaminade – scored game-tying goal in 76th minute to forge a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Hawai‘i Hilo on Oct. 20.
Jonathan Gonzalez (Jr., 6-2, 180, F, Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield) - Notre Dame de Namur – scored game-winning goal at 70:31 during a 1-0 shutout of Azusa Pacific on Oct. 20.
Brandon Hansen (Jr., 6-0, 160, M, Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) – Grand Canyon – totaled three points on a goal and an assist in a sweep of Dixie State in a home-and-home series…assisted on game’s second goal in a 3-2 overtime victory on Oct. 16…tallied game’s third goal in a 3-0 shutout of Red Storm on Oct. 20.
Conor Knox (Jr., 6-4,GK, O’Fallon, IL/O’Fallon) - Chaminade – halted all 13 shots on net in a 0-0 double-overtime draw vs. HPU on Oct. 17.
Julian Mattaliano (Jr., 5-7, 155, D/M, Fresno, CA/Sunnyside) - Fresno Pacific – totaled three points on a goal and an assist in a 2-0-0 week for the Sunbirds…scored insurance goal in 86th minute of a 2-0 win vs. Academy of Art on Oct. 20…assisted on game-winning goal at 69:00 of a 3-1 victory over Azusa Pacific on Oct. 18.
Fabricio Nazare (Sr., 5-7, 160, M, Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Tiradentes) - Fresno Pacific – totaled three points on three assists in a 2-0-0 week for the Sunbirds…assisted on game-tying goal in 55th minute and game-winning goal in 69th minute of a 3-1 victory over Azusa Pacific on Oct. 18…assisted on game-winning goal at 5:03 of a 2-0 victory over Academy of Art on Oct. 20.
Alvaro Nogales (Fr., 6-0, 175, M/F, Malaga, Spain) - Fresno Pacific – totaled five points on two goals and one assist in a 2-0-0 week for the Sunbirds…scored game-tying goal at 55:49 of a 3-1 win over Azusa Pacific on Oct. 18…added insurance goal at 83:42 that gave Sunbirds a 3-1 lead…assisted on insurance goal in 86th minute of a 2-0 win vs. Academy of Art on Oct. 20.
Joey Pacheco (Jr., 6-0, 180, GK, Riverside, CA/Martin Luther King) – California Baptist – posted a pair of shutouts in a 2-0-0 week…halted seven shots on goal over 188:08…had a perfect 0.00 goals against average and 1.000 save percentage…halted all five shots on goal in 1-0 overtime win at NDNU on Oct. 18…repelled both shots in a 3-0 blanking at Dominican on Oct. 20.
Bruno Pessoa (Jr., 6-3, 175, F, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Fresno Pacific – scored game-winner in 69th minute of a 3-1 comeback win vs. Azusa Pacific on Oct. 18…FPU trailed 1-0 at the half.
Alejandro Porras (Jr., 5-11, 170, F, Begues, Spain/IES Begues) – Hawai‘i Pacific – recorded game-winning goal in 84th minute of a 2-1 win vs. BYU-Hawaii on Oct. 20…goal snapped a 1-1 tie with just over five minutes left in regulation.
Fabian Rangel (Jr., 5-10, 170, GK, Burbank, CA/Sunnyside) - Fresno Pacific – posted a 2-0-0 record on the week with an .833 save percentage and a 0.50 goals against average…halted 5 of 6 shots…stopped 2 of 3 shots on net in 3-1 win over Azusa Pacific on Oct. 18…pitched a shutout by halting all three shots on net in a 2-0 blanking of Academy of Art on Oct. 20.
Michael Salazar (So., 5-11, 160, F, Cayo, Belize/Canyon Springs) – California Baptist – totaled four points on two goals during 2-0-0 week…had game-winner in overtime at 98:08 in 1-0 win at NDNU on Oct. 18…tallied insurance goal at 70:26 in a 3-0 win at Dominican on Oct. 20.
Jesus Sanchez (Fr., 5-10, 155, F, San Francisco, CA/Lowell) – Academy of Art – scored game-winning goal at 7:41 in 1-0 win at Dominican on Oct. 18.
Joshua Zehring (So., 6-0, 180, G, Gilbert, AZ/Hamilton) – Grand Canyon – deflected 13 of 15 shots on goal in posting a 2-0-0 week…both wins came against Dixie State…registered a 0.99 goals against average and an .867 save percentage…stopped 7 of 9 shots on goal in 3-2 overtime win at Dixie State on Oct. 16…halted all six shots on goal in 3-0 shutout of Red Storm on Oct. 20 before a home crowd.