Gauchos Return Home to Continue Big West Action, Host UC Riverside & Cal State Fullerton

Gauchos Return Home to Continue Big West Action, Host UC Riverside & Cal State Fullerton

Oct. 11, 2005

The Schedule
Match No. 15
Friday, October 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. UC Riverside Highlanders
at UCSB's Harder Stadiuim

Match No. 16
Saturday, October 16, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Cal State Fullerton Titans
at UCSB's Harder Stadium

The Gaucho Record
UC Santa Barbara enters its first home weekend of the Big West schedule with an overall record of 7-7-0 and a league record of 1-1-0. In Friday night's Big West-opener, the Gauchos blanked UC Irvine 3-0. On Sunday, UCSB had a two-match winning streak snapped in a 3-1 loss at Long Beach State.

This Week
UCSB will return home for its first home weekend of the Big West season. On Friday night, the Gauchos host UC Riverside (9-3-1, 3-0-0), one of the league's most pleasant surprises this season. UCSB and UCR have played five times in a series that dates to the 2001 season, and the Gauchos hold a 4-1 advantage. Santa Barbara won last-year's game in overtime by a score of 2-1. UCSB and Cal State Fullerton (10-3-0, 2-1-0) have played 11 times in a series that dates to the 1993 season. The Gauchos have gone 4-6-1 against the Titans, but UCSB won at Fullerton in 2004, 1-0.

On The Stumpf
Paul Stumpf is in his seventh season at UC Santa Barbara. He enters this week's action with a record of 72-49-11. His total of 72 wins ranks second on UCSB's all-time list. He has led the Gauchos to four consecutive seasons of double-figures in wins, the first time the program has accomplished the feat since 1988-91. Last season, he guided UCSB to a 13-6-2 record, the Big West regular season championship and to the Big West Tournament championship match. 2004 marked the fifth straight season in which the Gauchos finished at or over the .500 mark, a feat last accomplished more than a decade ago. In 1999, Stumpf's first season as the head coach at UCSB, he took a team that was selected to finish last in the conference, but instead posted an 8-9-1 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the Big West. Following the season, Stumpf was chosen as the Big West's Coach of the Year. Before arriving in Santa Barbara as an assistant coach in 1998, Stumpf spent two seasons as an assistant at Humboldt State. In addition, the San Diego native spent several years coaching club teams in the Santa Rosa area.

Right Up Her Allie
Junior forward Allie Kueny got off to a slow start to the 2005 season, but she has started to heat-up. Kueny, a Second Team All-Big West choice in 2004, enters the weekend with three goals and a team-leading six assists for 12 points. She has either scored or assisted on five of the last seven goals that UCSB has scored. All of Kueny's goals and assists have been recorded in the last 10 games. Her six assists are two more than she had all of last season. In her career she has now scored 12 goals and 14 assists for 38 points, a figure that ties her for 13th on UCSB's all-time list.

Ives League
Freshman forward Genelle Ives continues to lead UCSB in goals (four) and points (13). After going without a goal in five straight matches, Ives scored one of the Gauchos' three goals in Friday night's 3-0 shutout at UC Irvine.

Balancing Act
In 2004, UCSB had 10 players score at least one goal. Granted, one of those players scored 15, but overall 10 scored at least one. In 2005, 11 different Gaucho players have scored at least one goal. In fact, in the last three games, four players have scored not only their first goals of the season, but their first goals in a UCSB uniform. In a September 30 win over UC Davis, Romy Barber and Linda Allen scored their first goals. This last weekend, Katrina Wright (at UC Irvine) and Nicole Remmenga (at Long Beach State) scored their first goals.

Considine Adds To Shutout Total
Senior goalkeeper Jamie Considine recorded a shutout in UCSB's 3-0 Big West-opening win at UC Irvine. The shutout was the second of the season for Considine and the 25th of her career, second on UCSB's all-time list. The all-time record of 35 shutouts by a goalkeeper was set by Jan Urich, a four-year starter from 1988-1991. With seven saves in the two matches over the weekend, Considine now has 63 for the season and 263 for her career, a figure than has moved her into third-place on the school's all-time list.

Is There A Senior In The House?
UCSB has just two active seniors on its roster right now and both play the vast majority of their time on the defensive side of the field. Goalkeeper Jamie Considine and defender Katie Cooper are the only seniors currently active for the Gauchos. Midfielder Kristyn Bright is redshirting the 2005 season after knee surgery in the spring. Neither Cooper or Considine have scored a point for Santa Barbara this season. All 19 goals and 21 assists have been scored by non-seniors. In fact, 10 of the team's 19 goals and eight of its 21 assists have been scored freshmen. Freshman forward Genelle Ives leads the team with four goals and she is second on the team with five assists.

Their Better Half
While UCSB has been outscored on the season by a 23-19 count, the Gauchos have outscored their opponents in the first half of matches 12-9. Santa Barbara's biggest struggles have come in the second half of games when it has been outsored 13-6.