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|------------SHOTS------------| Season GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT ------------------------------------------------------- 2005 17-17 0 2 2 5 .000 2 .400 0 0-0 2004 17-16 0 0 0 17 .000 8 .471 0 0-0 2003 18-18 1 0 2 14 .071 10 .714 0 0-0 2002 16-16 0 3 3 5 .000 1 .200 0 0-0 Goalkeeping Statistics |---GOAL AVERAGE---| |--SAVES--| |----RECORD----| Season GP-GS Minutes GA Avg Saves Pct W L T Sho ---------------------------------------------------------------
2005: Started in all 17 games ... Had two assists, in a 1-5 loss at Fort Lewis on Sep 16, and another in a 1-3 loss at Colorado College.
2004: Started all but one match as a junior for UCCS ... Saw most his action on defense, being part of a unit that allowed one or fewer goals in seven of teams' 17 contests ... Also took 17 shots, eight of which were on goal.
2003: Started all 18 matches for the Mountain Lions ... Named to the 2003 All-RMAC Tournament team ... Scored his lone goal of the year in the Mountain Lions 3-2 double-overtime loss to nationally ranked Fort Lewis on Sept 21 ... Finished the season with 10 shots on goal.
2002: Played in all 16 matches as a freshman ... Had a pair of assists against Fort Lewis on Sept 8 ... Had his third assist of the season Sept 15 vs. Regis
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before UCCS: Was named to the Academic All-State team three times while at Greeley West High School ... Led Greeley West in scoring three years ... Also received first-team All-Conference and second-team All-State honors.
Personal: Majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies ... Enjoys rock climbing and snowboarding ... Has one brother, Brandon ... Parents are Neil and Joyce Best ... Born on July 26, 1983.
Stories featuring Brian Best
|September 3, 2006||Mountain Lions take risk against Mines- get burned.||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions dominated the first 11 minutes of Sunday's match against 12th-ranked Colorado Mines. But after giving up two goals, the Mountain Lions were forced to push more players up, and it cost them.|
|October 30, 2005||Penalties costly in season finale||The two most severe in-game penalties, not just in soccer but in all of sports, are the penalty kick and the red card. The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers got the full benefit of both in a 4-1 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday at Sand Creek Stadium.|
|October 28, 2005||Soccer falls at Regis||Lucas Grein scored a goal in the 85th minute to send the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team to its fifth straight loss, a 2-1 setback against the Regis Rangers Sunday in Denver.|
|October 8, 2005||Richardson gets No. 450 at UCCS' expense||Legendary Colorado College coach Horst Richardson won his 450th career match as the Tigers defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 3-1 Saturday at CCâ€™s Stewart Field.|
|September 25, 2005||Mountain Lions tie Regis||Sundayâ€™s soccer match at Sand Creek Stadium between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Regis Rangers was a matchup between the philosophies of patience and pressure. But as a gauge to measure the merits of each, the 1-1 tie proved inconclusive.|
|September 16, 2005||Fort lewis gives soccer first RMAC loss||The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferenceâ€™s two unbeatens faced off in Durango Friday to determine early season bragging rights. After Fort Lewis thumped the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 5-1, the Skyhawks have plenty to boast about.|
|September 14, 2005||Soccer stays unbeaten in RMAC||Jeff Moore scored two goals and Marcus Reynolds had a goal and an assist as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team defeated the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves 4-2 Wednesday evening at Sand Creek Stadium.|
|September 11, 2005||Soccer stuns No. 20 Mines||Chris Hovasse posted his second consecutive shutout as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team stunned the No. 20 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers 1-0 Sunday at Golden, Colo.|
|September 3, 2005||Soccer notches first win of the season||SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€™s soccer team captured its first win of the season Saturday, a 3-2 victory over the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at the West Jordan soccer complex.|
|September 2, 2005||Soccer team drops opener||SALT LAKE CITY â€“ The UCCS menâ€™s soccer team dropped a close contest to the Westminster College Griffins 2-1 Friday at the West Jordan soccer complex.|
|August 31, 2005||Soccer Season Preview||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer coach Flavio Mazzetti doesnâ€™t like to make predictions. When the Mountain Lions had been picked to finish sixth in the seven-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the preseason coachesâ€™ poll, though, even the reserved Mazzetti couldnâ€™t help himself.|
|October 15, 2004||Fort Lewis hands UCCS sixth shut out||Fort Lewisâ€™ Bryan Eisenbraun scored 20 minutes into Fridayâ€™s match as the Skyhawks defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 3-0 at Durango.|
|October 9, 2004||Velasco's late goal snaps losing streak||Fortune finally smiled on the Mountain Lions.|
|September 15, 2004||Defense struggles in Pueblo||PUEBLO, Colo. â€“ After looking watertight the past two matches, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defense finally sprang a leak.|
|September 10, 2004||Soccer team wins RMAC opener||Juan Nolasco scored his first goal of the season in the 23rd minute and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defense made it stand as the Mountain Lions defeated the Colorado Christian Cougars 1-0 Friday night at Sand Creek Stadium.|
|September 2, 2004||2004 season preview||In his first season as the coach of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team, Flavio Mazzetti helped the Mountain Lions return to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs and was named RMAC 2003 co-coach of the year. Now, entering his second season, Mazzetti has different expectations.|
|November 11, 2003||Mazzetti named co-coach of the year||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer coach Flavio Mazzetti finished his rookie season by being named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference co-coach of the year. Mazzetti shared the honor with Fort Lewisâ€™ Jeremy Gunn.|
|October 28, 2003||Backup goalie shuts out Mines||Despite playing most of the second half a man down, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions (9-6-0, 7-3-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) held on for a 1-0 victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (7-10-1, 7-3-0) Tuesday at Sand Creek Stadium.|
|October 19, 2003||Soccer team has high playoff aspirations||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team needed a big week to put itself into position to qualify for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs in early November. After Sundayâ€™s 2-1 victory over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves completed a three-win week â€“ all against RMAC opponents - the Mountain Lions may need to set their goals a little higher.|
|October 7, 2003||Soccer shot down by Air Force||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team deserved better than it got Tuesday night at the Air Force Academy - a lot better.|
|September 21, 2003||Fort Lewis tops Lions in second overtime||For a moment, everything but the ball was frozen in time as if all of Durango, Co., had been suspended when the game clock hit 57 seconds.|