Golden 1 Athlete of the Week

Golden 1 Athlete of the Week

Nov. 13, 2006

Defender Andy Iro scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over San Diego State Saturday to send the men's soccer team on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

With the game tied 1-1, Iro buried his first goal of the season at the 67:34 mark, earning the Gauchos a trip to Dallas to take on SMU Nov. 15.

The senior from Liverpool, England was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week for his performance.

On Nov. 7, Iro picked up his second consecutive Big West Defender of the Year nod as well as being named first team all-league.

The preseason All-American and MAC Hermann Trophy candidate anchored a UCSB defense that led the Big West Conference after allowing just 16 goals for a 0.84 goals per game average.

Wednesday's match against the Mustangs kicks off at 5 pm PT and can be heard live on KCSB 91.9 FM.