Sept. 27, 2004
Senior forward Neil Jones scored five goals and assisted on a sixth, to lead the top-ranked UCSB men's soccer team to shutout wins over UC Riverside (3-0) and UNLV (4-0).
In Thursday's Big West-opening win over UC Riverside, Jones notched the first hat trick of his career, scoring all three Gaucho goals in the 3-0 victory. On Sunday, Jones scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in a 4-0 win over UNLV. With his two goals against the Rebels, he has now scored 23 for his career and he has moved into UCSB's all-time top-ten.
Jones now has five goals and four assists for 14 points and UCSB is now a perfect 8-0-0 on the season and ranked number one nationally.