Gauchos Falter Against Pacific in Regular Season Finale

April 18, 2010

Stockton, Calif. - No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (17-10, 3-2) fell to No. 16 Pacific (22-9, 4-1), 13-9, on Sunday. With the loss, UCSB ends the regular season as third in the Big West, and the Tigers take the Big West regular season title.

The Tigers outscored the Gauchos 2-1 in the first quarter, then 4-3 in the second, leaving UCSB down 6-4 at half. In the third, the Gaucho offense began to click, posting three goals in the quarter. Unfortunately for UCSB, Pacific continued to fire on all cylinders, notching three more goals of its own to maintain the two-point lead.

In the final period UCSB stumbled again, giving up four points while only scoring two, and ending the game in a 13-9 defeat.

The Gauchos will be back in action next weekend, in Long Beach Calif. when they play in the 2010 Big West Tournament. UCSB will be the third seed and will open up the annual three-day conference tournament on Friday, April 23 against the sixth seed, Long Beach State (8-19, 0-5).

UCSB 13, Pacific 9

1 2 3 4 Final
UCSB 1 3 3 2 9
Pacific 2 4 3 4 13

UCSB Goals: Christie Clark 3, Katie Kepner 2, Kathryn Nelson, Lizzie Rouleau, Bryce Winton, Michelle Beaudreau
UCSB Saves: Ruth Milne 4

Pacific Goals: Bridget Geck 3, Dara Tawarahara 3, Bethany Quetermous 2, Jasmine Myles, Katherine Biehle, Allison King, Catherine Collett, Siobhan Larsen
Pacific Saves: Brooke Millar 10