Amber Pezzolla Named Big West Player of the Week
Feb. 27, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. - San Diego State senior Amber Pezzolla received Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week recognition as her nine goals against four ranked opponents helped No. 7 San Diego State gain a split at the prestigious UC Irvine Invitational.
The utility scored in all four matches and added three assists, eight steals and nine drawn exclusions. For the tournament, she contributed to 42.9 percent of SDSU's offense (12 combined goals and assists on 28 goals).
Pezzolla was instrumental in victories against fellow Big West opponents No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (11-6) and No. 6 UC Irvine (6-5). She notched four goals and added an assist against the Gauchos, handing them their second-worst defeat of the season.
Against the Anteaters, Pezzolla delivered a hat trick to account for half of the Aztec offense and cement the upset victory. SDSU became the first Big West school this season to defeat the Anteaters.
Pezzolla also added a goal apiece in losing efforts versus No. 2 USC and No. 4 California.