Goni, Regitnig Keep Squads In South Division Title Contention
A seven-point performance from Samuel Goni and 0.50 goals against average from Henrik Regitnig handed the duo men’s soccer weekly recognition.
Regitnig Records Fourth Shutout Of Season
Goni Provides Prime Offense In Unbeaten Week
Accumulating three goals and an assist in two games, Cal State Fullerton junior Samuel Goni (Marcella, Navarra, Spain/Bethel University) earned his first Big West Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award.
The forward played a role in all four Titan goals last week as CSF registered a 3-1 win over UC Irvine and 1-1 draw against UC Riverside.
Goni recorded his first career brace with back-to-back goals in the 32nd and 58th minutes against the Anteaters. The second strike proved to be the game-winner, his second of the campaign. He wasn’t finished though as CSF’s third goal, at the 82:57 mark, gave the Titans some insurance when Goni beat a defender and delivered the ball to Ross McPhie for a wide open shot into net.
In the tie against the Highlanders, Fullerton appeared headed for defeat, down 1-0 in the waning moments. But Goni scored his third goal of the week with just 1:33 remaining in regulation, pouncing on a loose ball just outside of the six-yard box and burying it past the goalkeeper.
It was his seventh goal of the year, tying him for No. 3 in the Big West. Goni has at least one point in four of his last five outings.
Others nominated: Emmanuel Usen Jr. (CSUN); Adam Mickelson (UC Davis)
CSUN junior Henrik Regitnig (Invermere, British Columbia/UMKC) notched a 0.50 goals against average over 180 minutes to claim his third Big West Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
Regitnig recorded his fourth shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday. He stopped three shots, including back-to-back saves on attempts within 10 yards in the middle of the first half.
The netminder gave up a late goal in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday. He faced 16 Anteater shots in the game but did not need to make a save.
Regitnig improved to 9-6-2 on the year with a 1.09 GAA. His 56 saves rank third among Big West goalkeepers.
Others nominated: Paul-Andre Guerin (Cal State Fullerton); Dominic Scotti (Sacramento State); Chase Rhode (UC Davis)