Oct. 1, 2000
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
After a five game losing streak, UC Santa Barbara's men's soccer team has posted two straight shutouts with Sunday afternoon's 6-0 victory over Sacramento State. The Gauchos improve to 5-6, while the Hornets fall to 4-4-1.
The Gauchos wasted little time posting their first goal in the 17th minute. Junior forward Jaime Ambriz scored on a deflection off Justin Waldrop's pass to put the Gauchos ahead. Within two minutes, Ambriz struck again heading a cross from Waldrop into the net for his team leading fifth goal of the season. The Gauchos kept the Hornets off the scoreboard through out the half and sophomore midfielder Sean Edwards launched a shot from the top of the box in the 37th minute to put the Gauchos up 3-0 at halftime.
With Ambriz on the sidelines during the second half, senior forward Thiago Martins scored his third goal of the year, assisted by junior midfielder Anthony Dimech. After his assist, Dimech scored one of his own off an Edwards' free kick. Leading 5-0, the Gauchos played suberb defense allowing the Hornets only two shots in the second period. UCSB out shot Sacramento State 16-7 in the contest.
With two seconds left on the clock, senior midfielder Lucas Dalgleish sent a Martins cross past goalkeeper Leo Marin to post the Gaucho's sixth goal of the match. The match was the Gaucho's highest scoring contest of the season.
Freshman goalkeeper Erik Stolhandske earned his third shutout of the season, while recording three saves on the day. His goals allowed average drops to 1.2 for the year.
UCSB will head into next weekend's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener with UNLV on a two game shutout streak. The Gauchos play in Las Vegas at 8:00 p.m. on October 6, before heading to New Mexico for a 1:00 p.m. showdown on October 8.