Save the Date: 2015 UCSB Soccer Alumni Weekend AnnouncedThe UC Santa Barbara men's and women's soccer program today announced plans for the 2015 Gaucho Soccer Reunion Weekend, scheduled for Apr. 24-26, featuring a series of alumni games, a reception open to all alumni, friends, and family, and a round of golf.
UCSB to Host UC Irvine in Big West SemifinalsThe UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team will host UC Irvine this Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Big West Tournament Semifinals after the Anteaters advanced past the tourney's first round with a 2-0 win over Sacramento State last night.
Another DePuy Double Gives UCSB Regular Season-Ending Win at Sacramento StateSophomore UC Santa Barbara forward and reigning National Player of the Week Nick DePuy scored yet another two goals in the squad’s regular season finale at Sacramento State on Wednesday afternoon, clinching for the Gauchos an outright North Division title and the Big West regular season championship by virtue of a 2-1 victory at Hornet Stadium.
DePuy Named National Player of the Week, Big West Offensive Player of the WeekFor the second time this season and the second time in his career, UCSB sophomore forward Nick DePuy has garnered both College Soccer News National Player of the Week and Big West Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring all three of UCSB's goals in a pair of pivotal conference wins over Cal Poly and UC Davis, it was announced on Monday.
Gauchos Claim Division Title Behind DePuy's Brace in Blue-Green ClashJust four days after putting the Gauchos into the driver's seat for a division title with an overtime golden goal against UC Davis, sophomore UCSB forward Nick DePuy continued his white-hot form on Sunday evening, recording a brace against Cal Poly to clinch a Big West North championship for the Gauchos in a 2-0 win over the Mustangs in front of a sold-out crowd of 11,075 at Spanos Stadium.
Cody Austin To Sing National AnthemTenor Cody Austin, in town to perform with Opera Santa Barbara, will perform tonight as UCSB Men's Soccer takes on UC Davis in a first place showdown.
DePuy's OT Winner Puts Gauchos in Tie Atop Big West North Division StandingsUC Davis entered Wednesday night with 14 points in conference play, a first-place standing in the Big West North, and a clear game plan to escape from Harder Stadium with a draw. UCSB's sophomore forward Nick DePuy wasn't having it. The 6-4 point man scored off an overtime cross from Ismaila Jome in the 99th minute to give the Gauchos the full three points and a tie atop the division standings with the Aggies.
Mendez Named Big West Offensive Player of the WeekAfter scoring two goals and two assists as part of an unbeaten week for the UCSB men's soccer team, freshman midfielder Axel Mendez was named the Big West Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
UC Davis Lands Late Overtime Goal to Defeat UCSB 1-0UC Santa Barbara provided a valiant effort in keeping UC Davis off the board on Saturday afternoon after losing a man to a second yellow card just minutes into the second half, but the Aggies were eventually able to exploit the advantage by scoring a 107th minute golden goal and claiming a 1-0 win.
Gauchos Bested by Loyola Marymount in Tuesday Tune-UpCraig Nitti scored a pair of second-half goals while Sebastien De Rada and Adrien Perez added tallies as well to propel Loyola Marymount to a 4-0 shutout of UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 1,321 at Sullivan Field.
Nine-Man Gauchos Manage Draw at UC RiversideNo. 30 UC Santa Barbara played the final 25 minutes of Saturday's contest against UC Riverside two men down, but the team was still able to leave Riverside Soccer Stadium with a 1-1 draw after senior defender Kevin Garcia-Lopez had equalized for the Gauchos early in the second half.
Gauchos Sweep Weekly Awards, DePuy Named National Player of the WeekA pair of sophomores on the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team were honored on Monday following a pair of home wins this past weekend, as forward Nick DePuy was named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week and Big West Offensive Player of the Week while left back Drew Murphy picked up Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Gauchos Find the Net Early and Often in 4-1 Victory Over DrakeFreshman forward Ludwig Ahl recorded a brace and sophomore left back Drew Murphy added a goal and an assist to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 4-1 win over Drake in the team's final non-conference home game of the season Sunday evening at Harder Stadium.
New Role for DePuy Pays Off in 1-0 UCSB Win Against San Diego StateUC Santa Barbara head coach Tim Vom Steeg decided to mix things up with his lineup ahead of Friday night's contest against No. 27 San Diego State, and the gambit paid off as sophomore Nick DePuy – starting at forward for the first time this season – banged home a rebound in the 21st minute to lead the Gauchos to a 1-0 victory over the Aztecs in front of 2,069 at Harder Stadium.