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Galletti becomes the first UALR player to win the Sun Belt's Player of the Week award since the 2009 season.
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Galletti becomes the first UALR player to win the Sun Belt's Player of the Week award since the 2009 season.
Courtesy: Nelson Chenault
Galletti becomes the first UALR player to win the Sun Belt's Player of the Week award since the 2009 season.
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Galletti Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week
UALR Sports Information
Release: 10/23/2012

LITTLE ROCK - Sophomore Ariel Galletti has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week following her two-goal performance in the Trojans' 3-1 win over Florida Atlantic on Thursday, Oct. 18. Galletti becomes the first UALR player to win the weekly award since Christina Veasley (2008-11) collected the honor on Oct. 20, 2009.

Galletti scored her third and fourth goals of the season just six minutes apart to help the Trojans capture their first Sun Belt win of the year against visiting Florida Atlantic. The sophomore's first goal came at the 21:15 mark, when she took a pass from junior Paige Mason and beat FAU goalkeeper Ashley Lantes to the lower-right corner to make it a 1-0 contest. After Mason added a goal of her own, Galletti made it 3-0 at the 27:54 mark, this time taking a feed from freshman Ashley Asuncion and scoring from close range for her second goal of the match.

The two-goal performance was the second of Galletti's career. The Lake Balboa, Calif.-native's other multi-goal game also came against FAU, as she scored two goals in UALR's 4-1 win last season at Burns Park.

Galletti leads UALR in goals (4), assists (3) and points (11) through 17 matches this season, and is tied for the team lead in shots on goal (17). For the weekend, the midfielder led the team with four points, a .400 shot percentage and five shots on goal.

UALR will play its final match of the season against Arkansas State on Friday at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. First kick is slated for 7 p.m.

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