S. Guernsey wins Heartland soccer award for 2nd time this season

Sam Guernsey (left) has been named as the Heartland Conference’s men’s soccer offensive player of the week.
Sam Guernsey (left) has been named as the Heartland Conference’s men’s soccer offensive player of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 29, 2012) – For the second time this season, Oklahoma Christian defender Sam Guernsey has been named as the Heartland Conference’s offensive player of the week.

The sophomore from Broken Arrow was honored Monday after scoring three of OC’s four goals last week in a 3-2 overtime win over Texas-Permian Basin and a 2-1 loss to McMurry (Texas).

Guernsey scored in the 84th minute off an assist from Brandon Little Axe to send Thursday’s game against Texas-Permian Basin into overtime, then added the game-winner less than two minutes into the extra period on a 15-yard shot, converting a cross from Colin Pinnell.

Against McMurry, Guernsey scored OC’s only goal in the 74th minute.

Guernsey also won the Heartland’s weekly men’s soccer honor on Sept. 18 after helping the Eagles beat Southwestern (Kan.) 6-0 and Newman (Kan.) 2-1 by pushing up from his defensive position to score a goal in each game. He also had two assists in the win over Southwestern.

OC players now have won five Heartland weekly men’s soccer awards this season. In addition to Guernsey, both of OC’s goalkeepers, Tim Spencer and Connor Davenport, have been honored with defensive player of the week awards, while midfielder Domenico DeGrazia has received the offensive player of the week honor. The awards for Davenport and DeGrazia came last week.