Cal State Fullerton Tandem Notches Women's Soccer Honors
Sarah Fajnor and Morgan Bertsch helped Cal State Fullerton close out non-conference play with a Big West best record of 7-2-2.
Fajnor’s Six-Point Week Leads To Recognition
Cal State Fullerton senior Sarah Fajnor (Fullerton, Calif./Sunny Hills HS) produced two goals and two assists as her contributions earned her Big West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The forward helped the Titans finish 2-1 on the week, helping them overcome a loss at Denver (3-2) with successive shutout victories over San Diego (3-0) and Grand Canyon (4-0). It was Fajnor’s second career honor.
Fajnor collected an assist on Atlanta Primus’s goal in the Denver match to begin the week.
She tallied her first career brace in the San Diego match. Fajnor scored in the 35th minute on a penalty kick for the game-winning goal, and followed up with an insurance strike in the 90th minute.
With 14 points, the second-best in league, Fajnor assisted on CSF’s second goal in the 4-0 rout of the Lopes. Her four assists on the year lead the team and second-most in conference.
Others nominated: McKenzie Flood (Cal Poly); Ariana Tran (CSUN); Sydney Carr (UC Irvine); Ashley Webb (UC Riverside); Shaelan Murison (UC Santa Barbara)
Bertsch Contributes To Titan Shutouts
Cal State Fullerton senior Morgan Bertsch (Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley HS) played a role in two shutout victories and posted a 1.05 goals against average over three matches, earning Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
Bertsch made five saves in a 3-2 loss to Denver to start the week.
But she allowed no goals while playing the majority of minutes in back-to-back shutouts of San Diego (3-0) and Grand Canyon (4-0). Bertsch made one save against the Toreros and four more against the Lopes. The Titan defense was outstanding as Grand Canyon managed just seven shots for the match.
Bertsch earned a shared shutout against Grand Canyon as she was lifted for backup Tianna Sanders in the 78th minute with the 4-0 lead.