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Lowry Earns WCC, College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week

Sept. 24, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara men's soccer captain Peter Lowry was rewarded today for his big weekend against San Jose State and UCLA. Lowry was named West Coast Conference Player of the Week, as well as the national player of the week for College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer after scoring three goals in two games. The Fair Oaks, Calif. resident scored three goals in wins over San Jose State and No. 5 UCLA.

Lowry got his weekend started on Sept. 20 by scoring just over a minute into the game against San Jose State. He one-timed a shot past SJSU goalkeeper Richard Mann off a pass from Matt Hatzke to put SCU up 1-0. Later in the half, Lowry struck for his second goal, this time on a header from a Kellen Wantulok cross. The Broncos went on to defeat the Spartans 2-0 in the Rivalry Series match.

Two days later, the seventh-ranked Broncos hosted No. 5 UCLA at Buck Shaw Stadium and Lowry again keyed an SCU win. UCLA struck for a goal in the first half and appeared to have the game won, but with just four minutes remaining, Lowry came through in the clutch. Hatzke played a ball to the back post for Brian Curry and Curry played it across the face of the goal. Lowry sliced between the UCLA defense and drove home the tying goal. The Broncos then won the game 2-1 in overtime with a Jeff Cosgriff goal less than a minute into the extra session.

Lowry now has five goals on the season to lead the Broncos in scoring and he has 19 career goals on the Mission Campus, tying him for ninth all-time.

Santa Clara has the upcoming weekend off before opening conference play on Friday, Oct. 5 against Loyola Marymount at 4 p.m. PT.