Steiner, Guzman Contribute to Road Successes
The women’s soccer weekly awards were bestowed upon Hawai‘i senior Addie Steiner and UC Riverside junior Alanna Guzman – both of whom keyed solid road victories for their teams.
Steiner’s Brace Leads Hawai‘i to Best Program Start
Hawai‘i senior Addie Steiner (Prairie Village, Kan./Northwestern) scored both goals in a road victory against Air Force, capturing Big West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
Steiner’s goals in the fourth and 21st minutes were all the Rainbow Wahine needed to pick up their seventh win of the season, 2-1, over the Falcons. UH’s 7-1-1 non-conference record marks the program’s best nine-game start to a season in school history.
The forward netted both goals off of assists from Raisa Strom-Okimoto. Steiner nearly secured a hat trick with two solid opportunities in the 90th minute, banging one shot off the post and a follow-up wide left.
Her third and fourth goals of the season tied her for the team lead with Strom-Okimoto.
Others nominated: Caitlyn Kreutz (Cal Poly); Kourtney Kutscher (CSUN); Ashley Gonzales (Long Beach State); Crystal Crump (UC Davis); Kiana Palacios (UC Irvine); Sammy Arellano (UC Riverside); Shaelan Murison (UC Santa Barbara)
Guzman Shines On Texas Road Trip
UC Riverside junior Alanna Guzman (Corona, Calif./Centennial HS) earned Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors after two strong performances in the state of Texas.
The netminder notched seven saves in a 3-0 blanking of Houston on Friday. It was Guzman’s third shutout of the season.
On Sunday, Guzman kept No. 8 Texas A&M at bay for just over 60 minutes before the Aggies overcame a halftime deficit to hand the Highlanders a 2-1 defeat. Guzman made four more saves in the contest to give her 49 for the season, second-most in the Big West.
For the week, Guzman recorded a 1.00 GAA and an .846 save percentage.
Others nominated: Kendra Bonsall (Cal Poly); Nicole Thompson (CSUN); Kelsey Texeira (UC Irvine); Monk Berger (Hawai‘i)