Oct. 13, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Sophomore midfielder Hector Guzman was named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week on Wednesday after earning West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday. It is the first national award for Guzman and the fourth national honor for a Bronco in 2004.
The San Jose, Costa Rica native came off the bench to net a pair of second half game-winning goals as SCU posted two wins in its trip to the Pacific Northwest. On Friday night, Guzman tallied the Bronco's lone goal less than a minute into the second period as Santa Clara defeated Portland, 1-0. Guzman would tally another game-winner on Sunday, as his goal in the 56th minute against Gonzaga was all the Broncos would need to earn the win.
Guzman's weekend goals were his second and third of the season after scoring the game-winner in the 88th minute against San Francisco on October 3rd. Combined with last weekend's matches, Guzman has scored the Bronco's game-winner in each of the last three contests. 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 second-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 team as it takes on Loyola Marymount in a 3 p.m. meeting.