Oct. 25, 2004
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -
Freshman midfielder Brennan Tennelle scored the first goal of his career to break a scoreless tie in the 59th-minute and lead the second-ranked UC Santa Barbara (12-2-1 overall, 5-2-0 in Big West) men's soccer team past visiting Cal Poly (4-5-3 overall, 1-4-0 in Big West) on Sunday evening, 2-0.
Midfielder Tyler Rosenlund slipped a pass to Tennelle who was coming in from the right side. Tennelle hit a one-timer from about 12 yards out that beat Mustang goalkeeper Jeremy Coupe to his right side.
Less than six minutes later, at 63:47, it was Rosenlund again slipping a pass on the right side to a streaking Gaucho forward. This time, it was senior Drew McAthy who benifitted from a perfect pass. McAthy shot one into the lower left portion of the goal. For McAthy, it was his team-leading 11th goal of the season and it was the 46th of his career, tying him with Scott Grassinger for the school's all-time lead.
When UCSB scored in the 59th-minute, it ended a four half scoreless drought that began in the team's first loss of the season at Cal State Northridge.
The defensive foursome of Pat Scott, Nate Boyden, Andy Iro and Tony Lochhead were instrumental in the victory. Sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Reynish, making his second straight start in place of injured senior Dan Kennedy, posted the shutout but did not need a save to do so.
UCSB outshot Cal Poly by a 19-3 margin. The Mustangs, in fact, did not have a shot in the second half. Couple kept the score close for his team with seven saves.
The Gauchos return to action on Saturday, October 30, when they travel to Cal State Fullerton for a 7:00 p.m. match at Titan Stadium.