Men’s soccer: A pair of Matadors garner offensive and defensive players of the week

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Men’s soccer: A pair of Matadors garner offensive and defensive players of the week

Senior forward Carlos Gonzalez provided the offensive spark the Matadors desperately needed, helping him garner Big West Offensive Player of the Week. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Senior forward Carlos Gonzalez provided the offensive spark the Matadors desperately needed, helping him garner Big West Offensive Player of the Week. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Senior forward Carlos Gonzalez provided the offensive spark the Matadors desperately needed, helping him garner Big West Offensive Player of the Week. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Senior forward Carlos Gonzalez provided the offensive spark the Matadors desperately needed, helping him garner Big West Offensive Player of the Week. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

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Strong offensive performances in a pair of wins last weekend helped seniors Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Morley garner Big West Offensive and Defensive player of the Week honors.

Gonzalez, who won the offensive award, was instrumental in breaking the Matadors out of their slump with the forward scoring a hat trick in a 4-1 trouncing of Saint Mary’s College on Friday.

Morley was also able to set the tone and tack on the first goal of the game in the victory.

The Matadors were able to build off of that success two days later against Santa Clara University in a 2-0 victory, due in large part to Morley. The senior defender played stellar defense and also added his second career goal on a penalty kick.

Gonzalez, Morley and the Matadors hope to extend their continue their success in their final non-conference test Sept. 25 on the road against the University of San Diego.