Oct. 30, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara snapped a three-game losing skid on Friday when it posted an 11-7 victory at No. 13 Santa Clara in a non-conference game.
With the win, UCSB improves to 10-9 overall while Santa Clara falls to 15-8.
Nick Poggetti got Santa Clara on the scoreboard in the first possession, but the 1-0 lead would be the Broncos last of the game. Moments after Santa Clara's goal, the Gauchos evened things up with a six-on-five goal and then freshman Brian Shoemaker gave UCSB the lead with 5:19 on the clock. Shortly thereafter, junior Milos Golic stretched the advantage to two goals on another power play.
Mike Sorgenfrei was able to cut the Gaucho lead to one goal when he scored on a five-meter penalty shot, bringing the score to 3-2 heading into the quarter break.
In the second quarter, UCSB was able to shutout the Broncos while adding two more six-on-five goals to push its lead to 5-2 at halftime.
The Broncos outscored UCSB 4-3 in the third quarter to trail by two heading into the final quarter. Jack Wall scored early in the fourth to cut the Gaucho lead to just one goal, but Noah Smith's goal during the next possession pushed UCSB ahead 9-6.
UCSB will continue its Northern California road trip on Saturday when it heads to No. 3 Stanford for a MPSF pairing at noon.
UCSB Athletics has a new weekly radio show called Talk'n Gauchos which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1490 KIST. The show is broadcast live from State & A Bar and Grill, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. Fans are encouraged to attend the show for free gear and ticket giveaways or to even e-mail a question in to one of the guests and have it read live over the air. The show also airs live online via audio streaming and fans can click here to check out the entire lineup of live audio streaming online.
UCSB 11, Santa Clara 7
Santa Clara Goals: Nick Poggetti 3, Jack Wall 2, James Case, Mitchell Klipa
Santa Clara Saves: Michael Wishart 11