UC Riverside Duo Sweeps Women's Soccer Awards
Crucial performances from Madison Lindsay and Alanna Guzman propelled UC Riverside into the postseason conference tournament and earned them women’s soccer weekly honors.
Lindsay Scores First Two Collegiate Goals
UC Riverside sophomore Madison Lindsay (Chino, Calif./Chino Hills HS) scored her first two collegiate goals at the most important juncture of the season to capture Big West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
Needing a win in the regular season finale to guarantee a Big West Tournament berth, Lindsay contributed one of four goals in UC Riverside’s 4-0 shutout of Hawai‘i. Lindsay converted at the 62:10 mark off of free kick from Amanda Roy to give the Highlanders a 2-0 lead. The win locked down the No. 3 seed in the tournament, and ensured the program’s third appearance in the last five years.
Earlier in the week, Lindsay notched her first career goal in a 3-0 win against UC Davis. She converted the team’s second goal off of a header on a corner kick in the 52nd minute.
Lindsay couldn’t have been more efficient as she scored goals on her only two shots of the week.
Others nominated: Emily Hansen (Cal Poly); Atlanta Primus (Cal State Fullerton); Marissa Favela (CSUN); Jessica Vincent (Long Beach State); Lili Andino (UC Irvine)
Guzman Pitches Pair Of Shutouts
With UC Riverside’s conference tournament hopes on the line, goalkeeper Alanna Guzman (Corona, Calif./Centennial HS) posted back-to-back clean sheets and earned her second career Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award.
The senior picked her second and third shutouts of the season as the Highlanders blanked both UC Davis (3-0) and Hawai‘i (4-0). The wins enabled UCR to clinch a berth in the Big West Tournament as a No. 3 seed. The team was in fifth place entering the week.
Guzman made three saves against UC Davis and one more against Hawai‘i. Her four saves for the week gave her 44 for the season.
Others nominated: Sophia Brown (Cal Poly); Nano Oronoz (Cal State Fullerton); Lindsay Kutscher (CSUN); Dana Fujikuni (Long Beach State); Andrea Mensen (UC Irvine)