SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – No. 16 UC Santa
Barbara (12-10) returned home Saturday afternoon, when they faced
Harvard (8-6) at 12 pm. The Gauchos came out strong, and beat the
The Gauchos were on fire in the first quarter of the game.
Zakula scored the first goal within the first three minutes of
the quarter. Sophomore Molly
Hafferkamp scored the second goal of the quarter, pulling UCSB
further into lead. After the Gauchos obtained a penalty shot,
Winton sealed the deal and made the penalty, sinking it past
Harvard's goalie Ariel Dukes. The goals went unanswered by Harvard,
and UCSB led 3-0.
Harvard came to life in the second quarter when they scored
the first three goals of the game, consecutively. Zakula scored her
second goal of the game, putting the Gauchos on the board in the
second quarter. Harvard snuck one last goal in before the end of
the half, tying up the score 4-4.
UCSB scored the first three goals of the second half.
Hafferkamp scored her second goal of the game kicking off the third
quarter. Freshman Lauren
Martin followed right behind her putting one in the back of the
Harvard net, and Zakula scored her hat trick goal two minutes
later. Harvard responded scoring only one goal. Junior Kacey Creek
scored the last one for the Gauchos, and they ended the quarter in
the lead, 8-6.
Harvard began the fourth quarter with a goal. Hafferkamp
scored her hat trick goal immediately after, when she threw it over
her shoulder into the Harvard goal. The Crimson scored three total
goals that quarter, and with one more scored by junior Sienna
van Alphen, UCSB claimed the win 10-9.
The Gauchos are home again in two weeks when they play No. 2
Stanford (14-1) on Sunday, March 25, and No. 7 (Division I/II)
Brown (10-6) on Monday March 26, 2012.