Gauchos Compete in Triton Invitaional in La Jolla, Calif.

Feb. 7, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara is 2-1 overall after the first weekend of the season. Saturday, the Gauchos faced Cal Baptist and jumped into the 2006 season with an 8-2 win. UCSB capped the day off with another victory, this time 12-4 against Cal State San Bernardino.

Sunday, the Gauchos faced a much tougher opponent. The nation's No. 1 ranked team, UCLA, went into halftime against the Gauchos with a 7-2 lead. UCSB fought back in the second half, but it was not enough and the Gauchos were defeated 10-7.

This weekend the Gauchos will be competing in the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif. On Saturday UCSB goes up against 13th ranked Hartwick at 10:30 a.m. They will then face No. 14 UC Davis at 4:30 p.m. Sunday's schedule is yet to be determined.