Sept. 9, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
UCSB Gauchos at Loyola Marymount Lions
at UCLA's Drake Stadium
Game available on Gametracker
A Speace Of Her Mind
Keep up with senior defender Julia Speace by reading her entertaining blog. You can read all about what is on her mind by clicking here. Speace's blog has been voted No. 1 by the UCSB Athletics Communications staff.
Men's College Cup Tickets Available
Tickets to the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup, which will be held at UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium, are now available. To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online by clicking here.
Women's Soccer Featured On Talk'n Gauchos
UCSB women's soccer coach Paul Stumpf and defender Julia Speace, along with men's head coach Tim Vom Steeg, will be featured on the season debut of Talk'n Gauchos on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1290 KZSB in Santa Barbara. The show is aired live all year from the Beachside Café on Goleta Beach. Gerry Fall, the voice of the Gauchos, will host the show, which will also be streamed on NewsPress.com
The Gaucho Record
UC Santa Barbara will take a 3-3 record into Friday's game at Loyola Marymount. After opening the year with a 3-0 record for the first time since the 1993 season, the Gauchos have dropped three in a row, all away from home. UCSB lost a pair of contests last weekend at the Minnesota Gold Classic. In Friday's match against the host Golden Gophers, the Gauchos lost a 2-0 decision and on Sunday against Marquette they were beaten 1-0.
On The Stumpf
Paul Stumpf is in his 12th season as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara. He has a record of 111-89-27. His 111 wins are the most in school history. On Sept. 9, 2009 he became the school's all-time leader in coaching with as the Gauchos defeated William and Mary, 2-0. In 2009, Stumpf guided UCSB to its second straight Big West Tournament title, and second NCAA Tournament. Prior to 2008, the Gauchos had not been to the tourney since 1991. 2008 also marked the fifth time that Stumpf has guided the Gauchos to at least 10 wins. He has led the program to records of .500 or better in seven of the last 10 seasons, including, at one point, four straight seasons of 10 or more victories, the first time the program had accomplished that feat since 1988-91. In 1999, Stumpf's first season as the head coach at UCSB, he took a team that was picked to finish last in the conference, and instead posted an 8-9-1 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the Big West. Following the season, he was chosen as the Big West's Coach of the Year. On two occasions, Stumpf's UCSB teams have won the Big West regular season title.
Gauchos Take On LMU, No. 13 UCLA
UCSB will travel to Los Angeles this weekend for games against Loyola Marymount and UCLA. Both contests will be played at UCLA's Drake Stadium. The Lions will enter Friday's game with a 4-1 record and a four-game winning streak. The Bruins are currently ranked 13th in the nation and have a 3-1 record.
UCSB Hopes To Regain Offensive Touch
Not only did the Gauchos open the season with a 3-0 record, they started the campaign with an offensive explosion, scoring nine goals in their first three outings. In their Aug. 27 win over Saint Joseph's, UCSB scored five goals, their highest output since Oct. 31, 2003 when it defeated Idaho, 8-0. In the last three games, however, the offense has dried up. The Gauchos have scored just one goal over that span, including back-to-back shutouts in the Minnesota Gold Classic last weekend.
One of the bright spots in the two games in Minnesota was the play of freshman goalkeeper Makenna Henry. Henry entered the weekend with two saves in her three matches. In Friday's game against Minnesota, she recorded a season-high six saves and on Sunday, against Marquette, she had five. Her total of 11 saves in the two games are five more than the team had recorded in the first four matches. Henry, a native of Fountain Valley, Calif., was the first freshman to start a season-opener for UCSB since Mary Gleason did so in 1998.
Seidman Seizes The Opportunity
Senior Erica Seidman has seized her opportunity. In her first three seasons at UCSB, Seidman scored one goal. Her work in the spring and summer, however, put her in a position to contribute and contribute she has. Through six games, Seidman leads the Gauchos with three goals. While she was blanked last weekend, she tallied goals in wins over Cal State Northridge and Cal State Bakersfield, and in a loss at San Francisco.
Waiting On Kugler
Senior forward Kailyn Kugler was named Big West Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 after scoring nine goals. This year, she has yet to score a goal, but it's not because she isn't getting the opportunities. Kugler, who was recently named one of the nation's top-100 players by TopDrawerSoccer.com, leads the team with 13 shots in 2010. She is tied for the team-lead with six shots on goal. Kugler does have one assist this season.
Through six games, UCSB is spreading the assists around. Jacqui Simon leads the way with three assists. Two other Gauchos, freshman Erica Shelton and junior Cory Yoshida, have two apiece. Alissa Sanchez, Erin Ortega, Kylie McDonald, Kailyn Kugler and Jessie Edmonds each have one assist through six games.