Nov. 12, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sophomore midfielder Katy Roby has been named UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week. Roby's goal in the 69th minute at Cal Poly tied the score with the Mustangs in the championship game of the Big West Tournament. UCSB went on to win the game in a penalty kick shootout, advancing to its second NCAA Tournament in as many years.
Roby's goal was her fourth of the season and it ended a streak of more than 750 consecutive scoreless minutes by Cal Poly goalkeeper Coral Hoover.
The Gauchos entered the tournament as the third seed, but posted a road win at No. 2 Cal State Northridge and then the penalty kick victory over Cal Poly.
UCSB travels to Stanford and will play BYU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 12.