Friday Matchup Against Sacramento Republic FC Kicks Off UCSB Soccer's Spring ScheduleThe UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team will open up their spring schedule against pro side Sacramento Republic this afternoon, weather permitting, kicking off the start of a run of matches featuring top amateur and pro teams from around California as the Gauchos look to stay sharp and retain the momentum that produced the second highest seed in the NCAA Tournament in program history this past season.
Trio of Gauchos Earn NSCAA Regional HonorsAfter leading the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program to an undefeated conference record and a No. 10 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, Ismaila Jome, Achille Campion, and Peter Schmetz were all named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region team, it was announced this morning.
UCSB Dispatched by Penn State in Second Round of NCAA TournamentIn its first match of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the UCSB men's soccer team was unable to hold off No. 16 Penn State after being dealt a red card in just the sixth minute of the match, ultimately falling to the Nittany Warriors by a score of 1-0 following a second half Connor Maloney strike.
Jome, Vom Steeg Headline UCSB's Nine All-Big West HonoreesUC Santa Barbara winger Ismaila Jome was named the Big West Freshman of the Year, Tim Vom Steeg was tabbed as the conference Coach of the Year, and seven other Gauchos were selected to the 2013 All-Big West Men's Soccer Team, it was announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
Gauchos Extend Unbeaten Streak to Nine with 1-1 Draw Against UC DavisSophomore forward Charlie Miller's second half goal and a stellar defensive team effort earned UC Santa Barbara a 1-1 draw against visiting UC Davis on Saturday night, pushing the team's unbeaten streak to nine games and solidifying its spot at the top of the Big West standings.
Gauchos One Step Closer To Title After Draw At PolyIn front of a sellout crowd of 11,075 at Cal Poly's Spanos Stadium, a spectacular four-save performance from UCSB freshman goalkeeper Josh McNeely and a late first half strike from senior forward Achille Campion resulted in a 1-1 draw for the Gauchos.
Gauchos Clinch Playoff Spot with 2-1 Win Over Sacramento StateFreshman winger Ismaila Jome scored his second career goal and assisted on another to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 2-1 win over visiting Sacramento State on Tuesday night, becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the Big West Tournament while extending their best ever start to conference play with a sixth straight league win.
Gauchos Gear Up For Sacramento State With Playoff Spot on the LineThe Gauchos have won each of the last six matchups against Sacramento State. The Hornets' last win came all the way back in 1997. Things have been even tougher for Sac St. at Harder Stadium. Since losing the first matchup ever between the two teams in 1992, UCSB has gone 5-0-1 against the Hornets at home.