Oct. 30, 2000
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
Match No. 19
Sunday, November 5, 2000, 6:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Cal State Northridge Matadors
Gauchos To Face Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly
UC Santa Barbara will take on a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foes this week when they face Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly. The Gauchos will head to Northridge on Sunday to close out their sason in a 6:00 p.m. matchup with the Matadors. Cal State Northridge will face UC Irvine on Wednesday before their match with the Gauchos. The Matadors are currently 6-11, 2-4 in MPSF play. After a rain cancellation on October 29, UCSB will take on the Cal Poly Mustangs at a time to be announced later. The Mustangs are currently 4-10-1 on the season, 2-3 in MPSF play. Cal Poly dropped their last conference match in a 2-1 loss to the Matadors.
UCSB Falls To Cal State Fullerton, 1-0
After holding Cal State Fullerton scoreless through 100 minutes of play, UC Santa Barbara fell to the visiting Titans 1-0 in an overtime match on Sunday evening. The Gauchos stayed strong during the two periods of regulation play allowing the Titans only 13 shots in 90 minutes. However, in the 101st minute the Titan's Art Ramirez headed a ball past the defenders and into the net for the victory. UCSB was held to only five shots, four of which came in the first period. Junior forward Jaime Ambriz led the team with two shots. The Gauchos are currently 0-3 in overtime matches this season.
Seniors Shine At Season's End
Seniors A.J. Albertalli, Thiago Martins, Lucas Dalgleish and Robert Drescher will finish their careers as Gauchos in Sunday's match at Cal State Northridge. Albertalli who suffered a season-ending injury earlier this year, started in the Gaucho's final home match on October 22. Co-captain Albertalli played the first 30 seconds of the match. Martins heads into the week tied for the team lead in points with 12, while Dalgleish is tied for fourth with five points. Co-captain Robert Drescher will finish the season as one of two Gauchos who started every match this year.
Starting with the first match, the Gauchos have recorded five shutouts over the course of the season, including wins over Valpariaso, Western Kentucky, Centenary, Sac State, and Fresno State. On the other hand, UCSB has been on the losing end of five shutouts this season as well. Two of the five losses have come in 1-0 home overtime matches at the hands of Loyola Marymount and Cal State Fullerton.
Top Notch Goalkeeping
With the outstanding play of freshman Erik Stolhandske and the bench support of freshman Jeremy Pruzin, the Gauchos rank first in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in team goalkeeping. UCSB has recorded a goals allowed average of 1.24 while notching 66 saves. The Gauchos also boast five shutouts, four of which were recorded by Stolhandske. Stolhandske also ranks second in the conference in goalkeeping with a personal goals allowed average of 1.015.