Oct. 26, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior utility player Milos Golic was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Mikasa Co-Player of the Week on Monday after posting a season-best six goals during Saturday's four-overtime thriller at Long Beach State.
Trailing 6-4 in the third quarter, Golic tallied three consecutive goals to give UCSB a 7-6 lead with 7:11 to go in regulation play. Then, with the game tied at eight-all, Golic notched a goal with 2:31 to go on a penalty shot, giving UCSB a 9-8 advantage. Long Beach was able to tie the game in the waning minutes of regulation play and eventually won in sudden-victory overtime, 11-10.
In addition to his six goals, Golic also tallied a steal and earned two ejections.
The six goals marked the third-highest single-game total in the MPSF this season and also helped move Golic into fourth-place on the Gaucho all-time scoring list with 177 career goals.
The Belgrade, Serbia native has tallied a total of 42 goals this season and is now second among MPSF players with his 2.47 goals per game average. Fellow MPSF Co-Player of the Week, Drac Wigo, leads the conference with an average of 3.00 goals per game.
UCSB has a busy week ahead. The Gauchos will host top-ranked USC on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Campus Pool before hitting the road to play Santa Clara on Friday and Stanford on Saturday.
UCSB Athletics has a new weekly radio show called Talk'n Gauchos which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1490 KIST. The show is broadcast live from State & A Bar and Grill, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. Fans are encouraged to attend the show for free gear and ticket giveaways or to even e-mail a question in to one of the guests and have it read live over the air. The show also airs live online via audio streaming and fans can click here to check out the entire lineup of live audio streaming online. This Tuesday's Talkn' Gauchos will feature head men's water polo coach Wolf Wigo.