Aug. 24, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Freshman men's soccer player Michael Nonni earns the first UCSBgauchos.com Gaucho of the Week honor of the 2009-10 season after leading UCSB to a 3-1 exhibition win over Westmont on Saturday evening at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
Nonni scored twice during his collegiate debut, first tying the game at 1-1 in the 74th minute after connecting on a deflected shot by David Walker and kicking the ball into the wide-open Westmont goal.
Then, less than five minutes later, he struck again giving UCSB the lead when he scored on a header from a cross by Danny Barrera.
Nonni and the rest of the Gauchos will return to the pitch on Tuesday, Sept. 1 when they host Cal State Bakersfield in their regular-season opener. All the action will start at 7 p.m. at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or click here.
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