Oct. 26, 2000
Fresno, Calif. -
Junior forward Joe Hubay-Dies headed a cross from freshman midfielder Matt Kubota into the upper right corner of the goal for the only score of the match on Thursday night as UC Santa Barbara defeated Fresno State, 1-0.
The goal by Hubay-Dies, his second of the year, snapped a scoreless tie at the 69:37 minute mark. He connected on a perfectly-placed header that eluded the outstretched arms of Bulldog goalkeeper Jeremy Proud.
On the other side of the field, UCSB freshman Erik Stolhandske logged his fourth shutout of the season. A native of San Antonio, Stolhandske had four saves, three of which were spectacular in fashion. In the process, he lowered his goals against average to an outstanding 0.94 and evened his record on the year to 5-5-1.
The match between UCSB and Fresno State was evenly played. The Bulldogs narrowly outshot the Gauchos 14-12, but Stolhandske had one more save (four) than did FSU's Proud.
The non-conference victory by the Gauchos halted a four match winless streak and improved UCSB's record to 7-9-1. It was the fifth 1-0 match that UCSB has been involved in this season, the second such victory. Fresno State drops to 8-6-1 on the year. The Gauchos return to action on Sunday, October 29 when they travel to Cal Poly for a 2:00 p.m. Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.