November 17, 2013

No. 6 UCSB Concludes Regular Season with Loss at UCLA

LOS ANGELES, Calif.No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-9, 3-5) looked to end its regular season on the high note with a win over No. 3 UCLA (26-2, 6-1). With the game being televised on the Pac-12 network, both teams aimed towards making a statement with a win. UCSB gave the Bruins all it could handle, but eventually fell short, 10-7.

The Gauchos started off strong as senior, Matt Gronow scored the first goal of the match with a 6:30 goal. UCLA fired back with a goal, but UCSB answered back with its score from junior, Eric Van de Mortel. The first period continued to go back and forth as the game was once again tied. UCSB took a 3-2 lead with another goal from Gronow, but the first period ended up with an exciting 3-3 tie.

The second period is where the Bruins opened up the first major lead of the game as the team scored three straight goals in the first four minutes of the period. With the lone goal for the Gauchos coming from Nicholas Jordan, the team fell into a 7-4 deficit at the end of the first half.

The start of the second half started with another goal from UCLA as the Gauchos saw themselves in a four goal deficit. Despite the struggle, UCSB fired back, scoring three late goals from Nicholas Jordan, Bryce Miller and Eric Van de Mortel.

With the final period under way, the Gauchos were right back in the game as the score was 9-7. The Bruins defense was stingy all afternoon and it limited the Gauchos to a scoreless final period; handing UCSB a tough 10-7 loss.

Next up for the Gauchos is the MPSF Championships as the team will travel to Stockton, Calif. during Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

UCLA 10, UCSB 7
 

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Final

UCSB

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0

7

UCLA

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10

UCSB Goals: Matt Gronow (2) Eric Van de Mortel (2) Nicholas Jordan (2) Bryce Miller
UCSB Saves: Chris Whitelegge (8)

UCLA Goals: Paul Reynolds (3) Danny McClintick (2) Anthony Daboud (2) Gordon Marshall, Aimone Barabino, Jack Fellner
UCLA Saves: Garrett Danner (14) 

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