Nov. 27, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Seventh-seeded UC Santa Barbara fell to No. 2 seed Stanford on Friday morning in the first round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament being played through Sunday at McDonald's Swim Stadium on the USC campus. The Cardinal used a strong first quarter to propel themselves to an 11-7 victory over the Gauchos.
Stanford jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first eight minutes and never looked back. At halftime, the Cardinal had an 8-4 edge, but UCSB was able to shut down its opposition in the third as it tallied one goal to cut the Gaucho deficit to three goals heading into the final quarter.
The Cardinal outscored the Gauchos 3-2 in the final period as they captured the 11-7 victory and advanced to the tournament's semifinals on Saturday.
The Gauchos will play UC Irvine in the second round of the tournament on Saturday at 11 a.m. at McDonald's Swim Stadium.
UCSB Athletics is proud to introduce GKids - its new official kids club! GKids members will receive a free GKids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the new GKids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on GKids, or to become a member, please click here.
Stanford 11, UCSB 7
Stanford Goals: Paul Rudolph 4, Janson Wigo 2, Jacob Smith, Drac Wigo, Jeffrey Schwimmer, Andrew LaForge, Travis Noll
Stanford Saves: Jimmie Sandman 6