By: Steven Ceruti
This week’s WQAQ Athlete of the Week is men’s soccer co-captain Graciano Brito. The Bobcat forward scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over Central Connecticut last Sunday, putting Quinnipiac a little closer towards the NEC tournament. Brito’s first goal of the game and 13th of the year broke up a 1-1 tie in the 68th minute when he controlled a passed from teammate Durval Pereira, beat two Blue Devil defenders and scored from outside the box. His second goal of the game and 14th of the year put the game out of reach when he beat his defender and ripped a shot in the lower left corner giving the Bobcats a 3-1 lead which they would hold on to until the final horn.
Brito leads the Bobcats this season in goals, shots and points this season, and has been the standout player making plays when the team needs him the most. Quinnipiac is currently in fifth place in the NEC with four games to go. The Bobcats will take on the Robert Morris Colonials in their next match on Friday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. The Colonials are currently in last place in the conference and Brito looks to add to his already stellar season for QU.