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WAC Men’s Soccer Players of the Week Announced

WAC Men’s Soccer Players of the Week Announced

DENVER –Air Force's Tucker Bone and CSU Bakersfield's Rodrigo Sarmiento have been named Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Sept. 24 - 30.

Bone, a senior forward from Granite Bay, Calif. (Jesuit HS), helped the eighth-ranked Falcons extend their program-record winning streak to 10 matches with a pair of home wins. On Thursday against Incarnate Word, he recorded two goals in a 30-second span to give Air Force a 3-0 lead heading into the halftime break. He then assisted on Saturday's first goal in a 2-1 double-overtime win over UT Rio Grande Valley. He was previously named WAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10, becoming this season's first repeat winner.

Sarmiento, a junior goalkeeper from Oceanside, Calif. (Oceanside HS), earned his first two career shutouts in important WAC matches on the road. On Friday against Grand Canyon, he made a pair of saves to preserve the clean sheet in a 2-0 win over the Lopes. He followed that up with four saves over 110 minutes to earn the shutout in a scoreless tie at UNLV on Sunday.

Other offensive nominees: Grand Canyon's Marco Afonso scored his first goal of the season on Sunday night in a 2-0 win over California Baptist … Kansas City's Lorant Lettner scored the game-winner on Sunday in a 1-0 win over San José State … Seattle  U's Declan McGlynn played a big role in Sunday's win at Houston Baptist, scoring twice and assisting on another scored in a 5-2 victory … UT Rio Grande Valley's Kyle Edwards scored the Vaqueros' lone goal in a 2-1 loss at Utah Valley … Utah Valley's Blake Frischknecht scored both goals for the brace in Thursday's 2-1 win over UT Rio Grande Valley.

Other defensive nominees: Air Force's James Sims anchored the Falcons defense to a pair of home wins and recorded the game-winning goal in Sunday's double-overtime victory over UT Rio Grande Valley … Grand Canyon's Sam Gardner helped the Lopes earn their fourth shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over California Baptist on Sunday … Kansas City's Filippo Errico had four saves on Sunday to earn the clean sheet in a 1-0 win over San José State … UNLV's Enrique Adame earned his third and fourth shutouts of the season in a win over California Baptist and a draw with CSU Bakersfield … Utah Valley's Joseph Wheelwright earned the shutout on Saturday in a 3-0 win over UIW.