Sept. 7, 2007
MADISON, Wis. - The UC Santa Barbara women's soccer team could not hold a lead and gave up two quick goals in the second half to fall 3-2 at Wisconsin Friday in opening day action of the Wisconsin Invitational at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
The Gauchos fell to 1-2-0 with the loss, while the Badgers collected their first win of the season and are now 1-1-1.
Down 2-1 in the second frame, the Badgers struck for a pair of goals in the span of just over two minutes. At the 74:10 mark, Shannon Terry headed the ball past UCSB keeper Katie Wright to even the score and record her first career goal. Minutes later at 76:34, Tricia Krombach beat a Gaucho defender and dished the ball to Terry, who was positioned in front of the net. Terry buried the ball in the back of the cage for the eventual game-winner, her second tally of the match.
Wisconsin keeper Jamie Klages made a clutch save on a Jaqui Simon shot in the last 12 seconds of the match to help preserve the win.
The Badgers took a 1-0 lead at 37:58 of the opening half as Taylor Walsh recorded her first goal of the season after she beat Wright from the post on the left side.
UCSB answered with just 14 seconds left in the half to tie the game going into the break. A deflected ball caused Klages to move out of position and Romy Barber pushed the ball past her on the left side of the cage. Kandice Mclaughlin picked up the assist on the play.
The Gauchos went up 2-1 at 66:53 in the second half as Kathleen Prieto scored on a penalty kick at the top of the box.
Wisconsin out-shot UCSB 13 to 9, with each team putting seven shots on goal in the second half. Klages recorded her first win as a Badger, posting just the one save in the match. Wright totaled four saves in the game.
UCSB takes on Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Madison Sunday at 9 a.m.
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