Nov. 6, 2000
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
Match No. 20
Tuesday, November 7, 2000, 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Cal Poly Mustangs
Gauchos To Face Cal Poly UC Santa Barbara will take on Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Cal Poly on Tuesday night in a re-scheduled match. After a rain cancellation on October 29, UCSB will travel to San Luis Obispo for its final match of the season. The Mustangs are currently 4-12-1 overall, 2-4 in coference action. Cal Poly dropped their last conference match in a 2-1 overtime loss to MPSF Pacific Division Champions, Cal State Fullerton.
UCSB Defeats Cal State Northridge, 3-1 The Gauchos continued their winning streak with a 3-1 victory over Cal State Northridge last Sunday. Senior forward Thiago Martins scored his sixth goal of the season in the 17th minute to tie the score at 1-1. In the 25th minute, Joe Hubay-Dies found the back of the net off a pass from Steven Sosa to put the Gauchos ahead. Sosa assisted on both first half goals. The Gauchos played strong through out the second period, holding the Matadors to only one shot. With 36 seconds to play, Sean Edwards nailed a free kick past the defense to seal the Gaucho victory.
Seniors Shine At Season's End Seniors A.J. Albertalli, Thiago Martins, Lucas Dalgleish and Robert Drescher will finish their careers as Gauchos in Tuesday's match at Cal Poly. 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 holding the team lead in points at 14, 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.
Shutouts Galore Starting with the season opener, 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 1.171 while notching 70 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 .936, a mere .004 behind UNLV's Robert Ackah.