No. 19 UCSB on Fox Soccer Channel Tonight in Battle With Cal Poly

Oct. 17, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team, currently ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation, will be featured on Fox Soccer Channel tonight when they take on Cal Poly at Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m.

For Cox Cable subscribers in Santa Barbara, the game will be broadcast on channel 265. Dish Network subscribers can view the game on channel 149 and Direct TV subscribers can watch the game on channel 619.

The match will also be available on KCSB 91.9 FM or streaming online at kcsb.org.

The Gauchos enter tonight's match at 7-4-2, 2-1-1 in the Big West while the Mustangs are 8-3-2 and 3-1-1 in the Big West. UCSB is coming off its best offensive output of the season when they routed UC Riverside, 5-1, on Tuesday night. Cal Poly has been idle since last weekend.

Senior Nick Perera had his first career multi-goal game in the victory over UCR while Chris Pontius added to his team-high goal total, which is now 10. Pontius currently has 23 points, one shy of his total last season when he was named the Big West's Offensive Player of the Year.

Cal Poly is 14-1-1 at Spanos Stadium under head coach Paul Holocher and the Mustangs have gone 6-1-2 in their past eight matches.

It is the second time this season that UCSB has been featured on Fox Soccer Channel. The first time resulted in a 1-0 victory over Kentucky on Sept. 5.

Overall, the Gauchos are 38-13-2 against Cal Poly, winning the last meeting 3-1 on Nov. 3, 2007 when the Mustangs were ranked No. 15.

Fox Soccer Channel:
Cox Cable (Santa Barbara area) - 265

Dish Network - 149

Direct TV - 619