Aug. 20, 2012
BERKELEY - Redshirt sophomore Grace Leer scored a hat trick in California's Sunday's 5-2 come-from-behind win over San Jose State, making her this week's California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week.
With the three goals, Leer ups her previous career goal count of two to five. After SJSU struck first, Leer equalized with her first goal of the game. With the teams tied 2-2, with just three minutes on the clock before halftime, Leer scored twice to give Cal a 4-2 first-half advantage.
With her team down 1-0, and with fresh legs - subbing in just two minutes prior - Grace Leer scored her first goal of the year. Fitzpatrick crossed the ball in from the far side, Leer collected the loose ball in the six-yard box and fired it in. In the 42nd minute, and flanked by multiple SJSU bodies and the SJSU keeper, Leer found foot and waited for the perfect moment, when she flicked the ball in. then, with 10-second countdown well underway and audible, Leer fired off a shot from six yards out, sending the Bears into the half with a two-goal lead.
2012-13 California Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week