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Meyers named Big West Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Sophomore Marrina Meyers earned Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors following a 1-0 shutout win over San Diego last Friday.

Sept. 24, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. - Sophomore goalkeeper Marrina Meyers has been named the Big West Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week the conference office announced Monday.

Meyers led Long Beach State to a 1-0 victory over San Diego last Friday, marking the 49ers' 12th consecutive home win dating back to last year. The Vista, Calif., native compiled six saves, just two shy of her career high, and picked up her third shutout.

Meyers had a spectacular play in the 63rd minute, making a diving stop that kept the game scoreless until LBSU struck at the 70:48 mark.

On the season, Meyers has 51 saves, three shutouts and a 1.16 goals against average.

This was the first player of the week honor for Meyers and the third for a 49er this season. Alex Balcer (defense) and Eileen Maes (offense) have also earned the award.

Long Beach State (7-3-0) begins Big West Conference play on the road this weekend as it heads to UC Riverside on Friday, Sept. 28, and Cal State Fullerton on Sunday, Sept. 30.



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