Lowry Starts Second Straight Match To Help U.S. U23 Team Earn 2-2 Draw

Feb. 23, 2007

KUMAMOTO, Japan - Santa Clara University men's soccer captain Peter Lowry started his second straight game for the United States Under-23 national team on Friday. Lowry and the U23s tied their second straight game on the tour, earning a 2-2 against Rosso Kumamoto of the Japanese Football League at KKWing Stadium. The U.S. finished the two-game tour with a 0-0-2 record.

The U.S. got out to a 2-0 lead in the match behind two goals from Adam Cristman, but Rosso Kumamoto tied the game with two goals in the final 10 minutes. Lowry started in midfield for the second straight game and played 73 minutes, before being replaced by Ryan Solle.

Lowry, a Fair Oaks, Calif. native, is one of four college players named to the roster. As a junior this past season, Lowry scored six goals and notched two assists to tie for the team lead in both goals and assists. He was named second-team All-WCC and also earned a spot on the NSCAA's All-Far West Region First Team. Lowry played half the season in central midfield before making the switch to forward, helping the Broncos reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. His stellar play helped SCU put together a nine-game unbeaten streak and the team earned the No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Lowry was previously a member of the U.S. Under-18 national team.

To read the full recap of the match, click here.