January 21, 2012

No. 17 Gauchos Open Spartan Invitational With a Pair of 12-8 Losses

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – No. 17 UC Santa Barbara (2-2) suffered its first losses of the 2012 season on Saturday as the Gauchos fell to No. 16 UC Davis (1-0) and San Jose State (2-0), 12-8, during their opening games at San Jose State's Spartan Invitational.

In the first game of the day, the Aggies climbed out to a 6-3 advantage by halftime and a four-goal third quarter pushed their lead to 10-5 heading into the final stanza.

The Gauchos outscored their opponent, 3-2, in the final eight minutes, but were unable to overcome the Aggies, falling 12-8.

Freshman Bernadette Bevins led the Gauchos with a hat trick. Sophomore Molly Hafferkamp added two goals for the UCSB offensive effort. In goal, Ruth Milne tallied six saves. 

The Gauchos struggled early in their second game as well, falling behind 10-2 by halftime. UCSB was able to outscore the Spartans, 6-2, in the back half, but couldn't overcome the overwhelming deficit.

Hafferkamp once again tallied two goals while Shelby Haroldson and Bryce Winton each also chipped in two during the loss. Milne posted a season-high 10 saves in the goal.  

UCSB continues action at the Spartan Invitational on Sunday at 8 a.m. against Fraser Valley (from Canada). The Gauchos will wrap up tourney action against No. 2 Cal at 1:00 p.m.

#16 UC Davis, #17 UC Santa Barbara

 

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Final

UCSB

2

1

2

3

8

UCD

3

3

4

2

12

UCSB Goals: Bernadette Bevins 3, Molly Hafferkamp 2, Kacey Creek, Rachel Nelson, Bryce Winton
UCSB Saves:
Ruth Milne 8.

UC Davis Goals: Dunn 3, Feeney 2, Hansen 2, Began 2, Faber 1, Mohr 1, Curran 1. 
UC Davis Saves: Woods 4. 

#5 San Jose State 12, #17 UC Santa Barbara 8

 

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Final

UCSB

2

0

3

3

8

SJSU

5

5

1

1

12

UCSB Goals: Molly Hafferkamp 2, Bryce Winton 2, Shelby Haroldson 2, Claryann Ologsson-Loo, Rachel Nelson.  
UCSB Saves:
 Ruth Milne 15.

SJSU Goals: Dani Curran 3, Timi Molnar 3, Vicki Smith 2, Rachel Henry, Ally Waasted, Katie Buzzetta, Allie Stewart.  
SJSU Saves: Meagan Minson 1. 

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