UCSB Plays Final Two Home Games This Weekend, Seniors Saluted Friday

Angelisa Cortez (Photo by Matt Brown)
Angelisa Cortez (Photo by Matt Brown)

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine
At UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium
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Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Cal State Northridge Matadors
At UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium
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Gauchos Play Final Two Home Matches, Seniors Saluted Friday
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 actually be saluted prior to kick-off on Friday night.

UCSB Will Play Breast Cancer Awareness Game Friday
The Gauchos' "Kick Cancer" game against Hawai'i on Friday night will be the program's "Pink" game and will aim to raise awareness for breast cancer research.  This year's game has added significance as a sleeve on the player's warm-up jerseys will have a patch with the initials "AE" on it.  The AE honors former UCSB goalkeeper Austen Everett who passed away in August from cancer.

The Gaucho Record
UCSB will enter its Friday night conference game against Hawai'i with an overall record of 3-9-2 and a Big West record of 0-3-1. The Gauchos also enter the weekend with a two-game losing streak and a six-game winless streak.  They have gone 0-5-1 in their last five games.

Cortez Picks Up Where She Left Off
Freshman forward Angelisa Cortez missed games against Pepperdine, San Diego State, UC Davis and Pacific with a sprained ankle, but she returned to the starting lineup on Oct. 5 against Long Beach State and showed little rust. In the game against the 49ers, Cortez assisted on Sara Feder's goal, her first assist of the season.  Two days later, at UC Irvine, the Huntington Beach, Calif., native scored UCSB's only goal.  It was her second of the season.  Cortez is now tied for second on the team in points with five and goals with two.

Feder Continues Late-Season Run
Freshman midfielder Sara Feder continued her solid late-season offensive run last weekend.  The Colorado State Player of the Year as a senior, Feder scored UCSB's goal in a game at Long Beach State on Friday.  Entering this weekend's games, she now leads the team with four goals and eight points.  Three of her scores have come in the last five games. 

There Is A Bright Side
Exactly half of UCSB's 14 goals this season have been scored by freshmen Sara Feder (4), Angelisa Cortez (2) and Quinn McLaughlin (1).  Five of the goals have been tallied by sophomores Madison Beckley (2), Miranda Cornejo (2) and Indiana Mead (1). Junior Paige Gankema has scored one goal and the final goal was an own goal by Pacific.

And Then There Were Three
UCSB's final three games of the season will be on the road.  The Gauchos travel to Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside on Oct. 19 and Oct. 21 respectively, and then to Cal Poly on Oct. 28.