No. 7 UCSB Impressive with Two Opening Day Victories

No. 7 UCSB Impressive with Two Opening Day Victories

La Jolla, Calif.-- In its first weekend of the new season, No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (2-0) rolled through its first two matches at the Triton Invitational. Matched up against Redlands University (0-2) at 1:50 p.m., Santa Barbara showcased its offensive firepower and defensive presence with a 14-3 victory. Santa Barbara then rolled through its second match of the day as the Gauchos defeated Pomona-Pitzer (0-2), 15-6.

Freshman, Shane Hauschild opened the offensive outburst in the opening moments of the game with a 7:34 score. The Gauchos continued its streak as the team scored a total of seven consecutive goals to open the first half.

The Bulldogs tallied its first goal at the 5:24 mark in the third quarter. After three minutes of defensive pressure and no goals, the Gauchos broke the silence with a goal from junior, Chase Racich.

Entering the final period with an 8-2 lead, UCSB maintained its offensive pressure; bursting out for a total of six goals in the final period. With goals from Samer Alkateb, Bryan Snyder, Josh Jordan, Tor Jensen, Brendan McElroy, and Kevin Cappon, the Gauchos closed its first match with an impressive 14-3 win.

The Gauchos concluded its opening day of action with a 15-6 victory over Pomona-Pitzer. Much like the opening match against Redlands, UCSB opened the floodgates with four opening period goals from Kevin Cappon, Nicholas Jordan, Liam Gaughan, and Eric Van de Mortel.

The second period showcased plenty of attack as the two teams combined for a total of eight goals. Hauschild netted two goals while juniors, Ryan Baliani and Chase Racich scored one goal apiece. Sophomore, Thomas Martinho also recorded a goal to give the Gauchos the 9-3 lead at halftime.

After conceding the first goal of the third period, UCSB answered with two scores from Gaughan and Mark Garner in a span of 90 seconds. Junior, Samer Alkateb added his second goal of the day with a 1:06 score in the closing moments of the third period.

The Gauchos clinched its victory with three more goals in the closing period. With a 6:53 score from Kenny Constantinides, a 2:21 goal from Bryan Snyder, and a 1:32 goal from Matthew Hamilton, UCSB finished its opening day with two impressive wins.

For the day, freshman, Shane Hauschild led the Gauchos offense with four goals. Through the two matches, junior goalkeeper, Chris Whitelegge led the defense with nine total saves while sophomore, Liam Lenihan accumulated six saves on the day.

UCSB will face two ranked teams in tomorrow's action as the Gauchos will open the day with an anticipated match against No. 4 California at 9:20 a.m. The Gauchos will conclude its weekend against No. 11 UC Davis at 1:45 p.m.

Redlands 3, UCSB 14 

 

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Redlands

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UCSB

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14

Redlands Goals: Zac Polmanteer, Kyle Murata, Kevin Tunney
Redlands Saves: Teddy Best (5) Christian Jamison (2) Chris Sekula (2)

UCSB Goals: Shane Hauschild (2) Kevin Cappon, Brendan McElroy, Nicholas Johnson, Bryan Snyder, Ryan Baliani, Samer Alkateb, Eric Van de Mortel, Chase Racich, Tor Jensen, Cameron Yates, Josh Jordan, Kenny Constantinides
UCSB Saves: Chris Whitelegge (6) Liam Lenihan (4)

Pomona-Pitzer 6, UCSB 15

 

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UCSB

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16

Pomona-Pitzer Goals: Stephen Vint (2) Tommy Turner (2) Mark Hallman, James Baker
Pomona-Pitzer Saves: Ethan Caleb Prater-Fahey (9)

UCSB Goals: Shane Hauschild (2) Liam Gaughan (2) Kevin Cappon, Nicholas Jordan, Bryan Snyder, Mark Garner, Ryan Baliani, Samer Alkateb, Eric Van de Mortel, Chase Racich, Thomas Martinho, Matthew Hamilton, Kenny Constantinides
UCSB Saves: Chris Whitelegge (3) Liam Lenihan (2)