UC Irvine Sweeps Men's Soccer Honors
Giovanni Godoy and Daniel Cristostomo corralled their first career men’s soccer Player of the Week awards as they helped UC Irvine post a 2-1 record.
Godoy Puts Home Two Game-Winners
UC Irvine senior Giovanni Godoy (Watsonville, Calif./Watsonville HS) registered a pair of game-winning goals as he claimed his first career Big West Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award.
The midfielder scored in a 3-0 victory over Lipscomb and a 2-0 win at Loyola Marymount for his third and fourth goals of the year, respectively.
Godoy took 11 shots on the week, including a match-high tying five against the Lions. He was busy on offense throughout, posting three more shots in the Lipscomb match and in a 2-1 loss to San Francisco to conclude non-conference play.
Godoy converted a penalty kick goal in the 53rd minute to break a deadlock against LMU and give the Anteaters a 1-0 lead.
Earlier in the week, he was the first to strike again in a scoreless battle between UCI and Lipscomb. At the 63:49 mark, Godoy volleyed in a pass from Daniel Crisostomo for the 1-0 advantage.
Godoy is tied for No. 2 in the Big West in both goals (4) and points (9).
Others nominated: Bryan Ibarra (Cal Poly); Daniel Trejo (CSUN); Trevor Jackson (Sacramento State); Antonio Lokossou (UC Riverside); Ignacio Tellechea (UC Santa Barbara)
Crisostomo Contributes In Pair Of Anteater Shutouts
UC Irvine junior midfielder Daniel Crisostomo (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./The Webb Schools) notched his first career Big West Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honor after helping his team record two shutout wins while posting three assists.
Crisostomo contributed to a defensive effort that allowed Lipscomb to take just seven shots in a 3-0 UCI victory on Monday. While Loyola Marymount was more active, holding a 17-13 shot advantage, Crisostomo and UCI did not buckle in a 2-0 blanking.
He impacted both wins offensively as well, producing three assists total to take over the Big West lead with five.
Cristostomo earned the game-winning assist against Lipscomb as his pass found Giovanni Godoy for a volley and 1-0 lead. He also helped add an insurance goal against the Lions as he linked up with Jose Ortiz for an 83rd minute strike.
Others nominated: Simon Boehme (Cal Poly); Henrik Regitnig (CSUN); James Del Curto (Sacramento State); Adrian Adames (UC Santa Barbara)