LUBBOCK, Texas (October 30, 2013) – The Lubbock Christian University Chaparrals swept the weekly Heartland Conference men's soccer honors, as Billy Forbes won Offensive Player of the Week honors and goalkeeper Erik Mozzo claimed the Defensive Player of the Week accolade.
Forbes, a senior forward from Turks & Caicos Islands, led LCU offensively with seven points in conference road wins over McMurry (6-0) and then-No.13 St. Edward's University (1-0). He produced a five-point game against McMurry with a pair of goals and an assist, and then followed the performance with the lone goal and game winning goal against St. Edward's. Forbes leads the Heartland Conference in points (37), points per game (2.6), goals (16), goals per game (1.1) and co-leads in shots per game (5.1) and game winning goals with four.
Mozzo, a senior goalkeeper from Beaufort, S.C., was on the goalkeeping end of LCU's 2-0-0 week. He collected consecutive shutouts and has six on the season, which broke the program's single season and career mark. Mozzo leads the Heartland Conference in GAA (1.00), minutes in goal (1257), save percentage (82.1%) and shutouts (6).
The honor for Forbes is his fourth of the season and he becomes the conference's first four-time recipient of the honor this season. Mozzo becomes the Heartland Conference's first three-time recipient of the award and he is the second conference member to receive the honor in consecutive weeks. It is the second consecutive week the Chaps have swept the honor and the third time overall this season.
The Chaps improved their season record to 9-4-1 and 6-1-0 in conference play with their two wins. With their win over ranked St. Edward's, the Chaps improve to 3-1-0 against ranked opponents this season (LCU had never had a win over a ranked opponent prior to this season). The NSCAA Top-10 Regional Polls has LCU ranked No.10 in the South Central Region and that ranking does not count their win over St. Edward's. LCU's next game is noon Saturday, as they host Dallas Baptist University.