Morgan Earns Big West Player of the Week Honors

Feb. 27, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara senior Gillian Morgan was named Big West Player of the Week it was announced by the conference. The utility player helped lead the Gauchos to a 13th place finish at the UC Irvine Invitational last weekend.

Morgan opened the weekend by scoring a team-leading two goals against top-ranked USC in the tournament opener. She then scored a hat trick against UC Davis in a 10-7 loss to the Aggies.

On Sunday, the Gauchos posted an 11-10 upset over then-ranked No. 13 Long Beach State. During that game, Morgan posted a career-high seven goals, tying the school record for goals in a game.

Following their upset of Long Beach, the Gauchos knocked off then-ranked No. 11 Michigan by way of a 7-4 score. Morgan scored two goals in that victory.

With her 14 goals over the weekend, Morgan moved into the No. 2 spot on the UCSB career scoring list with 160 goals. She currently leads the Gauchos with 38 goals this season.

UCSB will be back in action on March 5 when it hosts its home opener against Cal State Monterey Bay at 4 p.m. at Campus Pool.

Tickets for UCSB's Gaucho Spring Invite, an eight-team tournament being held at Campus Pool next weekend, March 7-8, are now available. Call (805) 893-UCSB to purchase tickets or click here.

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