San Diego State junior forward Enrique Tovar has been selected as the Moutain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer player of the week. Tovar is the first Aztec to receive the honor this season. The occasion also marks the first time Tovar has earned the weekly award.
Tovar led the San Diego State men's soccer team to a pair of wins this past weekend, a 3-2 decision over UC Riverside on Friday and a 2-1 defeat of Brown onSunday. Tovar scored a goal in each match, including the game winner with five seconds remaining in overtime versus Brown.
Tovar's game winner against the Bears came off a free kick opportunity at the 104:55 mark. Freshman Anthony Zoric took the free kick leading Tovar to the net just before time expired. The San Jose native's first goal of the weekend came in the UC Riverside match on a penalty kick. Two of Tovar's goals this season have come in penalty-kick situations.
Tovar was a second-team all-MPSF Pacific Division honoree a season ago after being the team's leading scorer with four goals and six assists (14 points). Thus far this season he is tied for the team lead in scoring with nine points (four goals, one assist). Earlier this season, Tovar scored the fastest goal in program history, finding the net just 15 seconds into the match versus UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 6.
SDSU (3-4-1) continues a six-match homestand this weekend with matches against Christian Heritage on Thursday at 4 p.m., and a 3 p.m. contest with 23rd-ranked UCLA on Sunday. All home matches are played at the SDSU Sports Deck.