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Higgins WCC Co-Player Of Week

Oct. 9, 2007

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University keeper Vito Higgins has been named the West Coast Conference men's soccer Co-Player of the Week for helping keep the Bulldogs undefeated to start conference action.

Higgins posted a pair of shutouts over the weekend as Gonzaga remained unbeaten in its last six outings and improved its WCC record to 2-0-1, all three matches on the road.

The native of Kailua, Hawai'i, had five shutouts in a 1-0 win at Saint Mary's College last Friday, and three saves in a 2-0 win at the University of San Francisco last Sunday.

He has four shutouts this season to equal last year's output and tie him for fourth on the single-season Gonzaga charts. His 12 career shutouts are third on the all-time list, one behind Mike McCarthy. Higgins also lowered his overall goals-against-average to 0.59 and his WCC average to 0.31.

The Bulldogs return home for the first time since Sept. 7 when Loyola Marymount University visits Friday for a 1 p.m. match in Gonzaga's WCC home debut.

Higgins shared the weekly award with University of Portland keeper Austin Guerrero who also posted shutouts against SMC and USF.