Ortiz, Carrillo Notch Men's Soccer Weekly Honors
Mario Ortiz and Alan Carrillo helped their teams record unbeaten weeks in conference play.
Ortiz Guides ‘Eaters To Four Points In Conference Standings
UC Irvine senior Mario Ortiz (Los Angeles, Calif./CSU Bakersfield) collected a goal and two assists against North Division foes Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara to secure his first career Big West Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Ortiz played a role in three of the four Anteater goals as UCI registered a 3-1 victory over Cal Poly and grinded out a 1-1 tie with South Division leader UC Santa Barbara. He took seven shots over the two contests, three of which were on goal.
The midfielder tallied his first career two-assist match as he contributed to goals in the 2nd and 62nd minutes against Cal Poly.
Ortiz then converted UCI’s only goal of the match against UCSB via penalty kick in the 28th minute.
He came close to adding a second goal to his ledger with consecutive shots in the 63rd minute, but the Gaucho goalkeeper knocked them both away.
Ortiz now has three goals and five assists on the season.
Others nominated: Ross McPhie (Cal State Fullerton); Emmanuel Usen, Jr. (CSUN); Christian Webb (Sacramento State); Robert Garcia-Vargas (UC Riverside); Rodney Michael (UC Santa Barbara)
Carrillo Picks Up Fifth Shutout
Boosting his league-leading shutout total in one match and equalling his saves career-high in another, UC Santa Barbara freshman Alan Carrillo (La Mirada, Calif./St. John Bosco HS) earned his second Big West Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
The goalkeeper kept CSUN off the board with three saves in a 1-0 road victory on Thursday. Carrillo made three saves to help the Gauchos win their fifth straight match.
Carrillo tied his career-high of eight saves, initially set on Sept. 1 at San Diego, in UCSB’s 1-1 tie at UC Irvine on Saturday. He allowed the one goal on a penalty kick. Carrillo faced 22 shots from the Anteaters that night, and his eight saves gave him 39 for the season.
Others nominated: Paul-Andre Guerin (Cal State Fullerton); Henrik Regitnig (CSUN); Antonio Andres (Sacramento State); Ottar Magnusson (UC Riverside)