Sept. 17, 2009
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two first half goals by UC Santa Barbara held up as the Gauchos beat Cal State Bakersfield, 2-0, in women's soccer on Thursday evening on the Main Soccer Field in Bakersfield. The win moves the Gauchos' record to 3-4-1 for the season while the Roadrunners dropped to 4-5-0. The home loss was just the second of the season for CSUB.
A little over 11 minutes later a pair of freshmen teamed-up for UCSB. Midfielder Erin Ortega played a through ball to forward Victoria Thomas who outran the Roadrunner defense and beat CSUB goalkeeper Kym Gause to the far post. The goal was the first of Thomas's career.
UCSB outshot the Roadrunners 16-8. The Gauchos also held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks and a 14-10 edge in fouls. Tammy Lenham completed her second shutout of the season with four saves. Gause finished with five saves for the `Runners.
Santa Barbara, which has played seven of its eight games away from home, will return to Meredith Field at Harder Stadium for seven of its final 11 contests. On Friday, Sept. 25 the Gauchos host Arizona at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 27 they host powerful UCLA in a 4:00 p.m. match. The UCSB=UCLA contest will be followed by a match-up of the Gaucho men's team against UC Irvine.
To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or 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.
This season UCSB junior defender Julia Speace is blogging for UCSBgauchos.com. Read Speace's Pieces by clicking here. The blog will be updated regularly as the Gauchos proceed through the 2009 season.
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UCSB Athletics is proud to introduce GKids - its new official kids club! GKids members will receive a free GKids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the new GKids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on GKids, or to become a member, please click here.