SAN DIEGO, Calif. - No. 6 UC Santa Barbara dropped a pair of tough matches on the final day of the Triton Invitational, falling 8-7 to No. 1 Cal in its first match on Sunday and 9-6 to Long Beach State in the final contest.
In their first match of the day, against the Golden Bears, the Gauchos (2-2) got a pair of goals each from senior Shane Hauschild (Santa Barbara's San Marcos High School) and sophomore Ivan Gvozdanovic. But trailing 8-7 in the final seconds, they took a timeout. UCSB ran a play for a pass over the top and a shot by Borislav Jovanovic, whose attempt blasted off the cross bar as time ran out.
In the defeat to Long Beach, Hauschild scored another goal and assisted on a second, but the Gauchos fell behind 5-3 at halftime and couldn't climb back. Gvozdanovic also contributed a score in the match against LBSU.
UCSB will travel to the Inland Empire Invitational on Sept. 9 at the University of Redlands and will take-on Pomona Pitzer at 10:20 a.m. and Occidental at 1:20 p.m.