Sept. 29, 2002
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
After a scoreless first half, the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team exploded for three goals in an eight minutes span early in the second half and blanked Sacramento State on Sunday afternoon, 3-0.
Gene Deering took a perfect feed from Memo Arzate and scored from about ten yards out on the right side, making it 1-0 at the 50:24 mark. Four minutes later, Arzate hit Deering about ten yards out straight in front of the net. Deering fired a shot that was deflected by Hornet goalkeeper Jeff Gibson, but UCSB's Rob Friend was right there to put home the rebound making it 2-0 Gauchos.
At the 58:23 mark, Arzate led Jon Apilado with a pass in the right hand corner. Apilado cracked a perfect cross into the box and Friend was there to put it home again for his second goal of the match and ninth goal of the season. The senior from Kelowna, British Columbia has scored a goal in every match this season and has scored in 11 straight appearances dating back to last year.
Sacramento State, which did not attempt a shot in the first half, finished with just one. The Gauchos outshot the Hornets 19-1.
UCSB's 7-0 start is the second best in school history. The Gauchos will return to action on Friday, October 4 when they host San Diego State in a 7:00 p.m. match at Harder Stadium. Sacramento State drops to 2-4-2 on the season.