Men's Soccer Falls To Top-Ranked UCLA, 2-0
Sept. 25, 2000
Santa Barbara, CA -
UC Santa Barbara's men's soccer team dropped its fourth consecutive match on Sunday afternoon in it's 2-0 loss to top-ranked UCLA. Tha Gauchos fall to 3-5, while the Bruins improved to 6-0.
The Gauchos held the nation's top scoring Bruins scoreless through out the first half. UCSB managed to outshoot UCLA 5-2 in the period. Senior forward Thiago Martins led the Gaucho's first half offense with two shots.
The Bruins came out strong in the second half, scoring their first goal in the 45th minute. The Bruin goal came off the foot of the top scorer in the nation, forward McKinley Tennyson Jr. who has eight goals in five matches this season. UCSB sparked their offense in the second half with seven corner kicks. Junior forward Joe Hubay-Dies broke through the UCLA defense twice in the half to face-off with UCLA goalkeeper DJ Countess. Both times Hubay-Dies, who led the Gauchos with three shots, was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. UCLA rallied to score their second goal of the match in the 80th minute to cap off the win.
The Gauchos return to home on Tuesday night to face Loyola Marymount at 7:00 p.m. at Harder Stadium.