Feb. 12, 2011
SAN DIEGO- - On day one of the Triton Invitational, No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (7-4) went scoreless in the second half against Long Beach State (1-4) and lost, 5-2, but rebounded strongly against No. 20 Marist (0-2), 12-3, later in the day. Both were non-conference games.
In game number four of the tournament, the Gauchos faced Long Beach State, who was previously winless (0-3) and unranked on the season.
The 49ers came out firing on all cylinders and seemed to take UCSB by surprise. The game was tied after the first period, 1-1, but at halftime the 49ers had a one goal lead, 3-2.
Yet the Gauchos could not post a goal in the second half and fell 5-2 to the 49ers.
Later in the day the Gauchos would get a chance to rebound against Marist University.
The Gaucho defense recorded a shut out in the first and second periods, and the offense scored seven goals. The 7-0 lead was insurmountable and even though the Red Foxes matched each Gaucho goal in the third period, UCSB pulled away once again in the fourth, notching three goals to the Red Foxes' one. The Gauchos easily took the win, 12-3.
Clark had a game-high three goals in the game and scored a team-high four goals for the day.
Leading the defense was goalkeeper Chelsea Carrillo, who recorded 12 saves against the Red Foxes.
The Gauchos improved to 7-4 on the season after the win, and will play two more games on Sunday to finish off the tournament. UCSB will start off tomorrow against Cal State East Bay at noon. The Gauchos have already defeated the Pioneers this season, earning a 14-9 victory back on Jan. 21.
Game two for the Gauchos will depend on whether they win or lose against the Pioneers at noon.
UCSB Goals: Claire Buchanan, Christie Clark
LBSU Goals: Sieprath 2, Cerda, Garyfallou, Matheson
Saves: UCSB: Ruth Milne 10
LBSU: Stragier 9
Marist Goals: Crabtree 2, Konopka
Saves: Marist: Gary 4
UCSB: Ruth Milne 15