MSoc: Glover retains GSAC Player of the Week award

For the second week in a row, Westmont goalkeeper Joshua Glover has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Glover recorded two shutouts last week as the 25th-ranked Warriors improved to 5-2-1 on the season and 2-0-1 in conference play.

Against San Diego Christian last Tuesday, Glover tallied seven saves in the 2-0 win. Following the contest, Westmont head coach Dave Wolf reported, “We got one world class save out of Josh on a ball that was headed for the top corner. He made a fingertip, one handed save. Our goals-against average is under one and we have four shutouts on the year.

“Josh is playing at a very high level right now. When you have a goalkeeper playing as good as he is playing, he exudes a confidence that permeates throughout the team. When Josh made that save you could hear the collective sigh of relief on the bench, but there was also a little bit of awe.”

On Saturday at Thorrington Field, Glover notched five saves and defended the Warriors’ net in a 0-0 double-overtime tie with The Master’s. Assistant coach Johnny Whallon remarked, “Josh made a couple of key saves for us. His verbal quality has enhanced our back four in terms of being clear with our communication. Josh’s save in the first half on a quasi-breakaway was excellent and was an anchor for us for the rest of the game.”

On the season, Glover has produced 30 saves, three shutouts and two shared shutouts while allowing just five goals. His goals-against average is 0.63.

Glover and the Warriors play two games on the road this week. On Wednesday, the Warrior will travel to La Mirada for a seven o’clock game against Biola. Then on Saturday, Westmont will travel to Fullerton to take on the Royals of Hope International at 2:30 p.m.