Oct. 11, 2004
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Sophomore midfielder Hector Guzman has been named the West Coast Conference's Player of the Week after leading the Broncos to a pair of victories last weekend. It is the first such award for Guzman and the second for the Broncos this season after Medhi Ballouchy earned the weekly distinction on September 6.
The San Jose, Costa Rica native came off the bench to score a pair of second half game-winning goals as SCU went 2-0 in its trip to the Pacific Northwest. On Friday night, Guzman posted the Bronco's lone goal less than a minute into the second period as Santa Clara defeated Portland. Sunday, Guzman would tally another game-winner as his goal in the 56th minute against Gonzaga was all the Broncos would need to earn the win.
Guzman's weekend goals were the second and third of the season for him after scoring the game-winner in the 88th minute against San Francisco on October 3rd. Combined with the weekend matches, Guzman has scored the Bronco's game-winner in each of the last three matches. Guzman is tied in the conference standings, along with teammate Peter Lowry, with three game-winning goals. In conference play, he paces the WCC with three scores.
Guzman and the rest of the third-ranked Broncos will return to action on Friday night when they travel to San Diego for a 7 p.m. matchup. On Sunday, SCU will battle with the WCC's only other unbeaten school as it takes on Loyola Marymount in a 3 p.m. meeting.