Aug. 28, 2009
RENO, Nev. - The UCSB women's soccer team took their time before scoring a goal in 2009, but when they did, they made it stand up in a 1-0 victory at the University of Nevada on Friday night.
The Gauchos' victory evens the team's record at 1-1 on the season and it gives 11th-year head coach Paul Stumpf his 100th career win, tying Tad Bobak for the school record.
Nevada goalkeeper Marie Cove made four saves in the first half to rescue her squad. UCSB goalie Ali Cutler, just a sophomore, had one save in the match, but posted the shutout.
The Gauchos, who were not credited with a shot or a shot-on-goal in a season-opening defeat to No. 22 Santa Clara, had 17 shots on Friday night. They also had seven on-goal.
UCSB tallied its first goal of the season at the 52:17 mark when junior Kailyn Kugler gathered a free kick from defender Alyssa Benjamin and pounded home a shot. It was Kugler's 14th career goal and it snapped a 0-0 tie.
The UCSB defense did the rest. In addition to Benjamin, defenders Nicole Romanowski, Alexa Stringer, and Kathleen Matthew sealed things up. UCSB allowed just one shot-on-goal and just six overall shots.
Senior forward Genelle Ives, limited to 15 minutes in the opener at Santa Clara, started against Nevada and had three shots, one on-goal.
The Gauchos, now 1-1, travel to Sacramento State on Sunday afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. match. A victory would give Stumpf 101 career coaching victories, a new school record.
Tickets for all UCSB women's soccer games are available from the Athletics Ticket Office in the ICA Building on campus, by calling 805-893-UCSB, or on-line by clicking here.
Women's soccer fans, new this year, donations to The Gaucho Fund - regardless of the sport it supports - will be part of the "One Donation is Gold" system. This allows donors to purchase priority/premium seating and parking at UCSB games across several sports in addition to other benefits.
If you donate to women's soccer, you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in the Gold Zone (priority/premium seats) at Harder Stadium for men's soccer, which includes priority parking and cushioned chair-backed seating. No longer will separate donations need to be made to secure priority seating to different UCSB sports. One donation, one fund: The Gaucho Fund.
Season tickets for the 2009 men's soccer season are on sale for only five bucks a game. Fans who purchase 2009 season tickets will be guaranteed the opportunity to buy tickets for the 2010 Men's NCAA College Cup hosted by UCSB at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium Dec. 10-12, 2010. To accompany the successful "Soccer Town, USA" slogan as part of the College Cup bid, a discounted family valued offer is also available where a family of five can catch games for only $2.50 per game! Family Plan package also includes three free youth t-shirts and memberships to the new UCSB kids club: GKids. Fans can easily buy tickets online or by calling 805-893-UCSB. To purchase your tickets click here.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.