Emily Curtin didn't turn to watch the crash landing. The Master's University junior had just smacked the ball over the net, off two would-be blockers and high into Bross Court's atmosphere.

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Roberto Valenzuela doubled season goal total with a hat trick on Saturday (Photo-Keith Moody)

Phoenix, AZ - Senior Roberto Valenzuela scored a three goal hat trick to highlight a 4-2 win over Benedictine-Mesa on Saturday.  With the win, the Firestorm swept their four meetings with their three Arizona rivals. 

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One could forgive Morgan Koch for forgetting exactly how many points The Master's University had trailed by in set five Saturday night against San Diego Christian.

The previous two hours, in her defense, had been chock-full of highs and lows and don't-turn-the-channel-just-yet volleyball.

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Sarahie Torres Acored and assisted twice on Saturday (Photo by Keith Moody)

Phoenix, AZ- Arizona Christian used a balance attack as six different players had a goal or assist leading to a 4-0 shutout of Benedictine- Mesa on Saturday.  Freshman Sarahie Torres had the biggest day with a goal and two assists in the final tune-up before GSAC play.

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Roberto Valenzuela doubled season goal total with a hat trick on Saturday (Photo-Keith Moody)
Sarahie Torres Acored and assisted twice on Saturday (Photo by Keith Moody)
 
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Roberto Valenzuela
Arizona Christian University
Valenzuela produced a hat trick of three goals against Benedictine-Mesa on Saturday... With Valenzuela now up to six goals on the season, he has guided the Firestorm to a 5-2 record as they head into GSAC play next week. The five wins at this point in the season already equals their number of wins all of last season.
Player of the Week
Women's Volleyball
Defender of the Week
Rebecca Lowden
Vanguard University
Lowden continues to steady the back line of the Lions who have begun 3-0 in GSAC play. She has led the team in digs for each game in her three years at Vanguard.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Amanda Valentine
Vanguard University
Valentine played one and a half games this week and ended up with four saves and one goal allowed which came in a overtime matchup with Ottawa Kansas, the four nationally ranked team inside the Top 13 the Lions have played in their 13 preseason games.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Jackie Lopez
Westmont College
Scored two goals early in the second half to lead Westmont to a 3-2 win over Azusa Pacific. The win was the first for Westmont over Azusa Pacific since 2009. Lopez has scored four goals on the season. Lopez has now scored 25 career goals, moving her to number 16 on Westmont's career scoring list.
Player of the Week
Women's Volleyball
Setter of the Week
Jessica Zieg
Hope International University
Jessica Zieg helped her team to a pair of GSAC wins last week at home against Menlo and William Jessup. Zieg dished out 74 assists (10.6/set) and also served up a pair of aces to go along with her 11 digs. Zieg is second in the GSAC in assists and assists/set and continues to run an efficient offense for HIU.
Player of the Week
Women's Volleyball
Attacker of the Week
Katie Landazuri
Hope International University
Landazuri led the Royals to a pair of GSAC wins against Menlo and William Jessup with 25 kills (3.57/set) during the week. Landazuri put up a double-double with 13 kills and 14 digs against Menlo and helped HIU sweep William Jessup with 12 kills the next afternoon.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Josh Constant
Westmont College
Josh Constant has been a key senior presence in keeping Westmont's defensive back line together. Constant helped preserve a 1-1 double overtime draw on Thursday. This was Westmont's third 110 minute game in their last four games, and their second against top 25 opponents.
Roberto ValenzuelaRebecca LowdenAmanda ValentineJackie LopezJessica ZiegKatie LandazuriJosh Constant
Standings
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Rankings
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Rankings as of Sep. 13, 2017
1Southern Oregon
2St. Francis (IL)
3British Columbia
4The Master's University
5Eastern Oregon
6Northwestern (IA)
7Lewis-Clark State (ID)
8Madonna (MI)
9Shawnee State (OH)
10College of Idaho
10Albertson (ID)
23Westmont College
Rankings as of Sep. 13, 2017
1British Columbia
2Aquinas (MI)
3Oklahoma City (OK)
4College of Idaho
4Albertson (ID)
5Southern Oregon
6Shawnee State (OH)
7Wayland Baptist (TX)
8The Master's University
9Northwest Christian (OR)
10SCAD Atlanta (GA)
RVWilliam Jessup University
Rankings as of Sep. 13, 2017
1Oklahoma Wesleyan
2William Carey (MS)
3Missouri Valley
4Rio Grande (OH)
5Corban (OR)
6Hastings (NE)
7MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)
8Campbellsville (KY)
9Rocky Mountain (MT)
10Northwestern Ohio
16Vanguard University
25Westmont College
RVHope International University
RVMenlo College
RVThe Master's University
Rankings as of Sep. 13, 2017
1Spring Arbor (MI)
2Northwestern Ohio
3Benedictine (KS)
4Martin Methodist (TN)
5Columbia (MO)
6Westmont College
7William Carey (MS)
8Keiser (FL)
9The Master's University
10Lindsey Wilson (KY)
10Vanguard University
Rankings as of Sep. 6, 2017
1Hastings (NE)
2Viterbo (WI)
3Lindsey Wilson (KY)
4Park (MO)
5Dordt (IA)
5Westmont College
7Columbia (MO)
8College of Idaho
8Albertson (ID)
9Midland (NE)
10Cornerstone (MI)
RVHope International University
Rankings as of Aug. 30, 2017
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2Dalton State GA
3Texas Wesleyan
4Grand View (IA)
5Johnson & Wales (FL)
6William Woods (MO)
7Wayland Baptist (TX)
8Keiser (FL)
9Cardinal Stritch (WI)
10British Columbia
15Arizona Christian University
19William Jessup University
25The Master's University
Rankings as of Aug. 30, 2017
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2Embry-Riddle (AZ)
3University of South Carolina - Beaufort
4Dalton State GA
5SCAD Savannah (GA)
6British Columbia
7William Woods (MO)
8Keiser (FL)
9Texas Wesleyan
10SCAD Atlanta (GA)
 
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