On Friday night, UC Santa Barbara scored a season-high four goals in a win at Cal State Fullerton. On Sunday the Gauchos struggled to finish and UC Riverside scored a goal in just the third minute of play and then held on to win, 1-0.
UCSB will enter its Friday game against Cal State Fullerton with an overall record of 4-10-2 and a Big West record of 1-4-1. The Gauchos coming off a weekend when they posted a win over Hawai'i and a loss to Cal State Northridge. The Gauchos have a record of 1-5 in road games. The Oct. 12 win over Hawai'i ended a two-game losing streak and a six-game winless streak.
UC Santa Barbara scored three goals in the first half on the road at Cal State Fullerton and held on to defeat the Cal State Fullerton Titans, 4-2. With the win, the Gauchos move to seven points in league play
Taylor Hobson scored her first career goal in the 84th minute to give visiting Cal State Northridge a 1-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon. The game was the Gauchos’ final home contest of the season.
The UCSB women’s soccer team will play its final two home matches of the 2012 season this weekend, hosting Hawai’i on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Cal State Northridge on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game on Sunday will mark the final home appearance for a trio of Gaucho players: Erin Ortega, Dyanne Anderson and Lauren Kennedy. The three will be saluted prior to kick-off.
Freshman forward Angelisa Cortez rebounded after three weeks on the shelf with a sprained ankle to score a goal and give UC Santa Barbara a 1-0 lead, but the Gauchos couldn’t hold on to a 1-0 lead and dropped a 3-1 match at UC Irvine on Sunday afternoon in Irvine.
The UCSB women’s soccer team will travel south this weekend to play a pair of Big West Conference games. On Friday night, the Gauchos will play at Long Beach State, which until this week, was ranked in the nation’s top-25. On Sunday UCSB travels to the league’s defending champion, UC Irvine, for a 1:00 p.m. match.
Freshman Sara FederÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s goal with 3:25 remaining in regulation pulled UC Santa Barbara even with Pacific and neither team scored in the two overtime periods finishing in a 3-3 tie. The Gauchos battled back from a 3-1 second half deficit, but needed some help from the Tigers to do so.
A pair of defensive mistakes led to two UC Davis goals on Friday night as the visiting Aggies won a 2-1 overtime decision over UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.
The UCSB women’s soccer team will open Big West Conference play this weekend with a pair of matches. On Friday night, the Gauchos host UC Davis in a 7:00 p.m. contest and on Sunday, they will play Pacific in a matinee that till kick-off at noon.
Junior Paige Gankema (Irvine, Calif./Northwood HS) provided a game-winning goal and anchored a stout defense in helping UC Santa Barbara post a 3-0 record, earning her Big West Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week plaudits.
The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team struggled to a 0-3 start in 2012. After five matches, the Gauchos were still winless at 0-3-1.
On Sunday, in Sacramento, a neutral site, UCSB defeated Weber State 2-1, to win its third straight match and improve to 3-4-1. The Wildcats dropped to 2-7.
UC Santa Barbara entered Friday night’s match against the University of San Francisco (3-3-3) with two goals in its first six outings, but during a 15 minute span of the first half the Gauchos (2-4-1) scored three goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit en route to a 3-1 win at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
UC Santa Barbara enters its Friday night match against Oregon State (4-1-0 overall) with a record of 0-3-1. In their last match, the Gauchos battled Indiana to a 0-0 tie, ending their season-opening three-game losing streak.