SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara
welcomed cross-town foe Westmont to Meredith Field at Harder
Stadium on Saturday evening for the teams' 2012 edition of the
Bryant and Sons Cup and the Gauchos came out on top for the 12th
consecutive year as they posted a 3-0 victory over the Warriors in
the season-opening exhibition.
Several new additions to the UCSB roster stood out in the
victory, including junior Goffin
Boyoko, who scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal
in the 44th minute
of the match. Junior transfer Achille
Campion also scored in the victory and freshman Ema
Boateng tallied an assist.
The Gauchos controlled the tempo of the match, but despite
out-shooting the Warriors 12-4 in the first stanza, the match
remained scoreless until the 44th minute when senior Josue
Madueno fed the ball to Boyoko, whose back was to the goal at
the top of the box. The forward turned and shot the ball past
diving Westmont goalkeeper, Matthew McNab.
Campion added his goal in the 70th minute when he sent the ball
into the low near side of the goal from just outside the right
Just over six minutes later, the Gauchos brought their lead to
Castillo misdirected his defender before tapping the ball to
Boateng. The freshman passed the ball to Dom Sarle,
who was just a few feet away at the top of the box. The junior
forward quickly fired off an arching right-footed shot that
deflected off the right post and into the goal.
For the match, UCSB out-shot the Warriors 20-4 and had a 9-1
advantage in shots on-goal.
Grandt needed just one save in the first half to secure the
Mansker made his debut in goal for the Gauchos during the
second half. For the Warriors, McNab notched six saves, four of
which came in the first stanza.
In all, 23 UCSB players appeared in the exhibition. Sarle and Javier
Castro led the squad with four shots apiece. Peter
McGlynn, Boateng and Castro each had two on-frame.
UCSB will officially open the 2012 season next Sunday, Aug. 26
at Loyola Marymount. The Gauchos will return home on Sept. 7 to
host Valparaiso at 7:30 p.m. at Meredith Field at Harder
To ensure that you don't miss a minute of the 2012 campaign,
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