Gauchos Double-Up on Cal State Fullerton, 4-2

Miranda Cornejo (photo by Tony Mastres)
Miranda Cornejo (photo by Tony Mastres)

FULLERTON, Calif. – 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.

Sophomore Indiana Mead gave the Gauchos a 1-0 lead in the15th minute when she intercepted a pass and carried the ball in by herself, scoring her second goal of the season and giving her team a 1-0 edge.

UCSB pushed the lead to 2-0 when freshman Angelisa Cortez scored her third goal of the season when she whacked home a shot after receiving a pass from Miranda Cornejo

Fullerton halved the lead when Christina Bukenroad put a shot into the back of the net in the 25th minute, cutting the score in half, 2-1.

Senior Erin Ortega scored her second goal of the season, unassisted, to give Santa Barbara, 3-1 advantage as the first half ended. 

The second half was more of the same, and freshman Mayra Almazan scored unassisted in the 70th minute, giving her team a 4-1 edge.  The Titans Brisa Gonzalaz cut the score in half, 4-2.

That was the final score in the match, 4-2 Gauchos.  

UCSB will play at UC Riverside on Sunday.  The Gauchos will enter their match with a 5-10-2 record and a 2-5-1 record in league play.