Sept. 6, 2002
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
Junior forward Gene Deering and senior midfielder Dan Young scored two goals apiece and UC Santa Barbara took advantage of a massive 35-5 shot advantage to rout visiting St. Mary's on Friday night by a score of 6-0.
Sophomore midfielder Drew McAthy scored the first goal for the Gauchos at the 14:35 mark of the match. McAthy took a pass from David McGill and shoved a shot past Gael goalkeeper Josh Duffy who had slipped. The match was scoreless for the next 25 minutes, but at the 39:34 mark, Deering scored his first goal of the match on a header. Rob Friend and Alan Keely each assisted on the score.
Deering didn't waste time scoring his second of the match as he took a cross from Darren Doi and punched one past Duffy at the 40:22 mark. The goal made the score 3-0 at halftime.
UCSB jumped on St. Mary's early in the second half. A McGill shot was blocked by the Gael's back-up goalkeeper, Aaron Valdez, but junior midfielder Neil Jones was right in front of the net to put-back the rebound at the 45:59 mark.
Young scored UCSB's final two goals on the night, each coming off of corner kicks by sophomore defender Tony Lochhead. The first came at 67:34, and the second, which deflected off of Valdez, came at the 73:47 mark.
Gaucho freshman goalkeeper Kyle Reynish, playing in place of Danny Kennedy who sat out after receiving a red card in UCSB's last match, posted the first shutout of his career. While he had a shutout, Reynish was never really tested and needed just one save.
The victory improves UCSB to 3-0 on the season. St. Mary's drops to 1-1-1. The Gauchos return to action on Friday, September 13, when they take on James Madison in the Nike Classic in St. Louis.