Grand Canyon University

Gourley repeats as WAC Player of the Week

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GCU captain continues strong play, ranks 4th nationally in goals

(Phoenix, CA)  Grand Canyon junior forward Gianna Gourley was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Gourley led the GCU offense with two goals that featured a 1-0 win over Pac-12 foe Arizona at home and a 2-0 win at New Mexico, the defending Mountain West champs on Sunday.

The Las Vegas native has been on a tear recently with four goals in the last three matches and is the only Lope to record a point in five of the six matches this season. The six goals and 13 points for Gourley this season rank her in fourth and sixth in the national rankings, respectively.

Gourley scored the game-winning goal against the Wildcats in the 54th minute. After freshman midfielder AJ Loera forced a turnover, she found Gourley with a long pass and the GCU forward finished with a chip shot that caught the Arizona goalkeeper out of position.

Gourley picked right where she left off Sunday at New Mexico, scoring her second goal of the week in the 14th minute. Build-up play from sophomore midfielder Brenna Alderson and junior forward Lindsey Prokop found Gourley at the back post to give GCU an early 1-0 lead.

Gourley and the Lopes will be back in action on Sunday at 7 p.m. when they face Arkansas at GCU Stadium.

Press Release courtesy of Grand Canyon University Athletics – Jerob Moon



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