February 22, 2009

No. 19 UCSB Upsets No. 13 Long Beach and No. 11 Michigan

Feb. 22, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - Senior Gillian Morgan tied the school record for goals in a single game and moved to second on the UC Santa Barbara career goals list on Sunday as the Gauchos took 13th at the UC Irvine Invitational. The No. 19 ranked Gauchos upset No. 13 Long Beach State, 11-10, before knocking off No. 11 Michigan, 7-4, at Corona del Mar High School.

With the pair of wins, UCSB improves to 6-5 overall. The Gauchos' wins over Michigan and Long Beach State were the first over ranked opponents this season.

During the first game of the day, the Gauchos overcame a one-goal deficit by outscoring Long Beach 4-2 in the fourth quarter to pick up the 11-10 win.

Morgan scored seven goals in the win, tying Sarah Kovach's (2004-07) school record for goals in a single game. The seven goals also brought her career count to 158 goals (160 at the end of the day), which ranks her second on the UCSB career goals list.

In the 13th-place contest against Michigan, the two teams were tied at half before UCSB outscored the Wolverines 5-2 in the second half to take the 7-4 win.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kate Murphy posted a career-high 12 saves to help lead the Gauchos to the win. Morgan and Claire Buchanan each scored two goals for UCSB.

UCSB will be back in action on March 5 when it hosts its home opener against Cal State Monterey Bay at 4 p.m. at Campus Pool.

Tickets for UCSB's Gaucho Spring Invite, an eight-team tournament being held at Campus Pool the weekend of March 7-8, are now available. Call (805) 893-UCSB to purchase tickets or click here.

UCSB 11, Long Beach State 10

        1   2   3   4   Final
UCSB    3   2   2   4   11
LBSU    4   2   2   2   10

UCSB Goals: Gillian Morgan 7, Amanda Tipton 2, Claire Buchanan 1, Alyssa Rangel 1.
UCSB Saves: Kate Murphy 5.

LBSU Goals: Lauren Sieprath 3, Branwyn Lee 2, Heather McKeon 1, Keala O'Sullivan 1, Krizia Cerda 1, Katie Rogers 1, Becky Gentner 1.
LBSU Saves: Kristen Stragier 4.

UCSB 7, Michigan 4

	1	2	3	4	Final
UCSB	0	2	2	3	7
UM	1	1	1	1	4

UCSB Goals: Gillian Morgan 2, Claire Buchanan 2, Lizzie Rouleau 1, Alisha Khan 1, Cailee Kilroy 1.
UCSB Saves: Kate Murphy 12.

Michigan Goals: Cara Reitz 2, Alison Mantel 1, Leah Robertson 1.
Michigan Saves: Brittany May 8.

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