ATLANTA – After standing tall in goal in the Gauchos upset of No. 3 Brigham Young on Saturday afternoon, UC Santa Barbara senior netminder Peter Brydon has earned Pearls’ Goalie of the Week honors for the period ending Feb. 17.
The San Carlos, Calif., product made 24 saves, allowing UCSB to rally from an early deficit and pull away for the 13-10 victory.
It was the Gauchos first win over the Cougars since 2006.
“Pete has been a leader and a difference maker throughout his career and had another game-changing performance this weekend,” said UCSB coach Mike Allan. “He has a completely new defense in front of him, but they are improving every week with Pete’s leadership. He’s been the hardest worker on our team since his freshman year and he’s everything a coach could ask for in a captain.”
For his efforts in earning the Pearl’s Performance of the Week, Brydon will receive a prize package from Guardian Pearl, a ball that lasts longer than the rest and never greases. Guardian Pearl is the proud partner of the MCLA.
Guardian Pear Honor Roll
Max Christiansen, Soph. – Arkansas
Christiansen was a rock for the Razorbacks, making 27 saves on 38 shots on cage (71.1 sv%) in big conference victories over Texas Tech and preseason LSA North favorite Oklahoma.
Theodore Cranley, Jr. – Southern Cal
In a 2-1 week for the Trojans, the Summit, N.J., product combined for 53 saves and a 63.9 save percentage. He made 20 stops in a loss to No. 1 Chapman.
Matt Lencioni, Jr. - Santa Clara
The Broncos kicked off the WCLL season with a solid, 13-9 victory over Sonoma, thanks to a 17-save performance from Lencioni.