Nov. 21, 2005
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After scoring Saturday's game-winner against Ohio State on a memorable, curling free kick in the 47th minute, Santa Clara University junior Peter Lowry was named to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week.
Lowry's goal proved to be the only score of the first round NCAA Tournament match. With the win, the Broncos advanced to Tuesday's second round match at seventh-seeded Cal. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. The winner will face the winner of Wake Forest at Old Dominion.
"Peter has been an extremely solid player for us all year and it isn't a surprise that he made the big play when we needed it," said SCU head coach Cameron Rast. "He has had a great season and, I think, he is one of the steadiest central midfielders in college soccer this year."
A native of Fair Oaks, Calif., Lowry was fouled by OSU's all-Big Ten Conference midfielder Brent Rohrer just outside the top of the penalty area. After placing the ball and watching referee Scott Weyland move the Buckeyes' four-man wall 10 yards away, he curled a hard-hit shot over the top of the wall, past the outstretched arms of keeper Ray Burse and into the upper left corner of the goal.
He was a second-team all-West Coast Conference selection as a sophomore this season after registering three goals and four assists during the regular season. He was successful on all three of his penalty kick tries this year, including two in a 3-2 victory over then second-ranked UCLA in the season-opener at Fullerton.
The Broncos are 13-6-2 on the season and qualified for an at-large berth NCAA Tournament for the 16th time in school history after finishing second in the WCC.