Oct. 31, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior defender Natalie Garcia of the University of San Diego women's soccer team has been named a CS360 Primetime Performer, the publication announced Monday afternoon.
Garcia, a 5-6 defender from Valley Center, Calif., helped the Toreros record back-to-back shutouts this past week over Gonzaga University and West Coast Conference newcomers Brigham Young University. Garcia helped the Toreros defense become an impenetrable wall, as USD limited the chances of the opponents to just 14 shots, compared to USD's 24 for the two matches. Garcia also had her hand, in helping USD score its third goal in the 3-0 win over Gonzaga, as she took a free kick and managed to ski the ball to senior defender Dani Russell, who then headed the ball past the GU goalkeeper to cap the scoring for the day.
Garcia and the Toreros will return to action on Friday as they host No. 10 Santa Clara University in the regular-season finale for both teams, and the WCC championship match at Torero Stadium, live on ESPNU at 6 p.m.