Men's Soccer Standouts Godoy, Boateng Earn Weekly Award
Giovanni Godoy had a four-goal week while Roy Boateng helped shut down two offenses.
Two Braces Propel Godoy To Recognition
UC Irvine senior Giovanni Godoy (Watsonville, Calif./CSU Bakersfield) notched four goals over two games to garner his second Big West Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award this season.
The midfielder recorded a pair of braces against UC Riverside and CSUN to raise his conference-leading totals to 11 goals and 24 points on the year.
Godoy’s 11 goals moved him into a tie for fifth all-time on the Anteater single-season list. He is the first UCI player since Amani Walker in 2010 to score double-digit goals.
Godoy poured in a pair of insurance goals in UCI’s 4-0 blanking of the Highlanders. Both strikes came within just over a minute of each other, including one on a set piece from 20 yards out.
He tried to engineer a comeback against the Matadors in a 3-2 loss, tying the game at 1-1 on a give-and-go. With UCI trailing 3-1, Godoy sliced the lead in half as he deposited a corner kick into the net for his second goal of the night.
Eight of his 10 shots for the week were on goal. Seven of his 11 goals have come during conference play – tops among all players.
Others nominated: Daniel Trejo (CSUN); Christian Webb (Sacramento State); Noah Wilson (UC Davis)
Boateng Spearheads Stout Aggie Defense
Helping keep North Division foes UC Santa Barbara and Sacramento State off the board in consecutive games, UC Davis junior Roy Boateng (Rohnert Park, Calif./Rancho Cotate HS) earned Big West Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
It was Boateng’s second career honor.
Boateng championed a stingy UC Davis defense that allowed the Gauchos and Hornets to take just a combined 11 shots in the two matches – with just three of those on goal (1 vs. UCSB, 2 vs. SAC).
The Aggies took over sole possession of first place in the North Division with 13 points at 4-1-1, knocking off the Gauchos (3-0) and Hornets (2-0). UC Davis notched its second and third shutouts of the season, all coming during Big West play.
Others nominated: Jumoke Hutton (CSUN); Cylus Sandoval (Sacramento State); James Alewine III (UC Riverside)