Bulldogs’ Griffin wins weekly honor

Junior forward Jamie Griffin of the University of Redlands men’s soccer team was named the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week.

Griffin led the Bulldogs to a 4-0 Homecoming victory over Cal Lutheran on Saturday with a first-half hat trick that took place in the span of 15 minutes. He sent one past the CLU goalkeeper at the 22:53 mark before heading in his second goal off of a corner kick less than six minutes later. He capped off his hat trick performance with a one-timer goal at the 38th minute.

Against the Kingsmen, Griffin posted six total shots with four of them coming on-frame.

With his recent offensive explosion, Griffin now leads the SICAC and Redlands with eight goals and 19 points (8g, 3a) on the season.

The Bulldogs (10-2-2, 9-1-2 SCIAC) currently sit in a tie for first place in the SCIAC standings and take on Occidental tonight at 7 p.m. on Farquhar Field. Prior to the start of the match, Redlands will honor its five graduating seniors as they compete in their final home, regular-season game.

Soccer player Andrea Smith of Whittier is the women’s Athlete of the Week.