2011 UCSB Women's Soccer News

February 8, 2012
2012 All Gaucho Reunion Soccer Events Announced
The UCSB women’s and men’s soccer programs has announced its schedule for the 2012 All Gaucho Reunion, being held the weekend of April 27-29 on the UCSB campus. Highlights of the schedule include alumni games, a reception at Santa Barbara Yacht Club and a golf tournament.

February 3, 2012
UCSB Signs 10 to National Letters of Intent
The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer program has signed 10 standout players to National Letters of Intent, head coach Paul Stumpf announced Friday.

December 23, 2011
16 Gauchos Earn Fall Academic All-Big West Honors
A total of 16 UC Santa Barbara student-athletes were named to the Big West Academic All-Conference teams for the fall 2011 season it was announced by the league on Friday. The women’s soccer team led the way with six honorees.

November 11, 2011
Benjamin, Ortega Earn All-Big West Recognition
Senior defender Alyssa Benjamin and junior midfielder Erin Ortega were each named Second Team All-Big West selections the league announced this week.

November 3, 2011
Makenna Henry - A Great Example
Sophomore goalkeeper Makenna Henry has been a key contributor to the UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team from the moment she stepped on campus starting 17 games as a freshman in 2010 and 19 of 20 in 2011.

October 29, 2011
Seniors Lead the Way as Gauchos End Season with 2-1 Win Over Cal Poly
Fittingly, seniors Alyssa Benjamin and Katy Roby each scored a second half goal in their final game to lift UC Santa Barbara past visiting Cal Poly in the season finale for both teams, 2-1.

October 27, 2011
UCSB Hosts Cal Poly in Friday's Senior Night Finale
UCSB will play its final game of the 2011 season on Friday. The Gauchos will bid farewell to 10 players prior to the contest against Cal Poly.

October 23, 2011
UCSB Shutout at UC Davis, 2-0
UC Santa Barbara battled UC Davis to a scoreless tie through the first half and beyond on Sunday, but in the end, the Aggies were too much as they scored two goals in the final eight minutes to post a 2-0 victory over the visiting Gauchos.

October 22, 2011
UCSB Drops Tough Decision at Pacific, 2-1
Kayla Hernandez and Laura Olvera each scored goals to lift Pacific to a 2-1 win over UC Santa Barbara in a Big West soccer match on Friday night.

October 20, 2011
Gauchos Travel North to Face Pacific, UC Davis
UCSB enters its Friday night game at Pacific with an overall record of 6-9-2 and a Big West record of 1-4-0. In their last game, the Gauchos snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 home win over UC Riverside.

October 17, 2011
UCSB Returns to Winning Ways with 2-0 Shutout of UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara parlayed the return of a key player and two second half goals into a 2-0 Big West win over visiting UC Riverside on Sunday evening.

October 16, 2011
Video: 10/16: Women's Soccer: UCSB Defeats UC Riverside, 2-0

October 14, 2011
UCSB Hosts UC Riverside Sunday Evening
The UCSB women's soccer team will try to end a four-game losing streak when it hosts UC Riverside at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

October 9, 2011
UCSB Blanked by Cal State Northridge, 1-0
The UC Santa Barbara women's soccer team continued to struggle for goals on Sunday, dropping a 1-0 decision at Cal State Northridge. It was UCSB's third consecutive one-goal loss.

October 8, 2011
Gauchos Lose Defensive Battle at No. 24 UC Irvine, 1-0
No. 24 UC Irvine scored a goal in the 20th-minute and made it stand up, handing UC Santa Barbara its third straight loss, 1-0 at Anteater Stadium on Friday night. It was also the Gauchos’ third straight loss by a goal.

October 6, 2011
UCSB Tries to Get Back on Track, Travels South This Weekend
The UCSB women's soccer team tries to get back on track when it travels to UC Irvine and Cal State Northridge this weekend. On Friday, the Gauchos will play at 24th-ranked Irvine at 7:00 p.m.

October 2, 2011
UCSB Loses Another Heartbreaker on OT PK, 2-1
For the second straight match, the UCSB women's soccer team lost a 2-1 decision on a penalty kick in overtime. This time it was Cal State Fullerton coming away with the win.

October 1, 2011
UCSB Succumbs to Long Beach on OT Penalty Kick, 2-1
Visiting Long Beach State scored on a penalty kick 59 seconds into overtime on Friday night to defeat UC Santa Barbara 2-1 in the Big West Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams.

September 27, 2011
UCSB Puts Unbeaten String on the Line in Big West Opener Friday
UCSB enters its Friday night Big West opener against Long Beach State with a record of 5-5-2 The Gauchos posted a 1-1 time in their last outing, a Sept. 25 game at Cal State Bakersfield and they are unbeaten in three straight. The last time UCSB played a home game on Sept. 18, it recorded a 1-0 win over Nevada.

September 26, 2011
Shelton Earns Big West Offensive Player of the Week Honor
Sophomore forward Erica Shelton (Bakersfield, Calif./Stockdale HS) was named Big West Offensive Player of the Week after scoring both goals in UC Santa Barbara’s matches against San Diego State and Cal State Bakersfield.

September 25, 2011
Late Goal Helps UCSB Salvage 1-1 Tie at Cal State Bakersfield
For the second straight match, sophomore Erica Shelton scored a goal, helping UC Santa Barbara salvage a 1-1 tie at Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday evening.

September 21, 2011
Shelton's Goal Gives UCSB a Second Straight Win, 1-0 at SDSU
Sophomore Erica Shelton pounded home a penalty kick in the 54th minute and the UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team held on for its second straight win, 1-0 at San Diego State.

September 18, 2011
UCSB Dominates Nevada in 1-0 Victory

September 17, 2011
No. 9 Pepperdine Blanks Gauchos, 3-0

September 14, 2011
Gauchos Host No. 9 Pepperdine Friday, Nevada Sunday

September 11, 2011
UCSB Loses 4-1 Decision at Michigan State

September 9, 2011
UCSB Road Trip Gets Off to Fast Start with 2-0 Win at Oakland

September 7, 2011
UCSB Heads to Michigan for Pair of Contests

September 4, 2011
New Mexico Defeats Gauchos, 1-0
In a defensive battle on Sunday afternoon at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium, the New Mexico women’s soccer team came out on top, defeating UC Santa Barbara, 1-0.

September 3, 2011
Anderson's Late Goal Lifts UCSB Past Fresno State, 3-2

August 31, 2011
UCSB Hosts Fresno State, New Mexico

August 28, 2011
Slow Start Costly as Gauchos Drop 1-0 Decision to Minnesota

August 27, 2011
UCSB Battles Tough, But Late Goal Lifts No. 16 Santa Clara to 2-1 Win

August 24, 2011
Gauchos Host No. 16 Santa Clara Friday, No. 26 Minnesota Sunday

August 21, 2011
UCSB Blanks UNLV at Rebel Classic, 1-0

August 20, 2011
Gauchos Battle to 1-1 Opening Game Tie vs. Idaho

August 17, 2011
Gauchos Hope to Get Offensive in 2011, Open Season Friday
The UCSB women's soccer team struggled to score goals in 2010. Head coach Paul Stumpf hopes that the return of several key offensive components and the addition of a couple of new ones will help turn that around in 2011. Defense, however, should once again be the Gauchos' strength.

August 12, 2011
Gauchos Debut With Blue-Gold Scrimmage Saturday Night