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Gilbert wins SBART Athlete of the Week

Gilbert wins SBART Athlete of the Week

Lourdes Gilbert has been named Athlete of the Week by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table.

The freshman from St. Bonaventure High scored two goals in a four-minute span of the first half on Friday night, leading the No. 1-ranked Vaqueros to a 4-0 win over Antelope Valley in their Southern Cal Regional playoff opener.

Lourdes scored at 29:22 and 32:17. She has six goals and six assists with three game-winning goals.

SBCC is 18-0-1 with 18 straight wins and 11 straight shutouts. Santa Barbara is 9-0 at home and has outscored its opponents 33-0. The Vaqueros have the best defense in the state, allowing just three goals in 19 games.

The top-seeded Vaqueros will host No. 8 Orange Coast (12-5-5) in a second-round playoff game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Orange Coast tied Santa Monica 1-1 on Friday, then won on penalty kicks, 3-2.

The SBCC men's soccer team is also unbeaten (16-0-4). The third-seeded Vaqueros will host #11 Oxnard on Tuesday at 4 p.m.