Onumonu, Hom Recognized for Strong Performances in Opening Weekend
BERKELEY, Calif. – California women’s soccer starters Lorin Hom and Ifeoma Onumonu picked up a pair of weekly honors for their standout performances in opening weekend. Hom was selected to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Team of the Week, while Onumonu earned a spot on the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll.
Lorin Hom – TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week
Hom leads the Bears with two goals after the first weekend of play. On Friday, she scored the team’s first goal of the season against San Francisco to help the Bears to a 3-1 win in their home opener. Against longtime Bay Area rival No. 10/20 Santa Clara on Sunday, Hom successfully converted a penalty kick in overtime for a 2-1 Cal finish and the team’s first outright win over the Broncos since 2008.
Ifeoma Onumonu – CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll
While she only tallied one goal to start the season, Onumonu’s leadership and teamwork made the difference in both games. She drew what was ultimately the game-winning penalty against Santa Clara. It was the second penalty kick of the day awarded to Onumonu after drawing the first about 10 minutes in. Onumonu helped make the connection on a corner kick at the 64th minute from Kelly Fitzgerald, which Grace Leer headed toward, who Onumonu passed it on to Annia Mejia for the final connection to Samantha Witteman for the goal. Against San Francisco, Onumonu scored Cal’s third goal at the 79th minute.
The Golden Bears continue the season at the University of San Francisco Tournament this weekend, where they will meet LIU Brooklyn Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Portland State Sunday at noon. Both games will be played at Negoesco Stadium.