Nov. 9, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005-3:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Loyola Marymount Lions
At UCSB's Campus Pool
Saturday, November 12, 2005-12:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Stanford Cardinal
At Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center
*Statistics for the October 14 match against St. Francis N.Y. were unavailable at the time of this release--the records are correct, but the individual statistics may not be*
The Gaucho Record
No. 14 UC Santa Barbara enters the week with a record of 12-14 overall, 0-5 in the MPSF. UCSB is coming off a tough week in which it dropped two MPSF matches by a score of 7-6. On Saturday, the Gauchos lost to ninth-ranked Pacific, a game which could have easily been won by UCSB. The Gauchos surrendered three unanswered first quarter goals and came up one goal short. On the positive side, UCSB did end the match strong, posting five of the six fourth-quarter goals. In arguably the best played match of the season, UCSB came up one goal short again on Sunday, this time against No. 2 Cal. The Gauchos matched Cal's level of play on the day, but after leading 4-3 at halftime, UCSB was unable to hang on the upset the Bears.
Scouting the Lions
No. 10 Loyola Marymount (15-14) is coming off a weekend sweep of UC Davis and Air Force headed into its Thursday match against UCSB. The Lion offense is led by Endre Rex-Kiss who has amassed 62 scores in 29 matches played this season. The nearest goal-scorer for LMU is Brian McShane with 26. Loyola Marymount's top goalkeeper is Ian Elliot who has played 111 of the 116 possible quarters for the Lions. Elliot has tallied 237 saves and given up 187 in return.
The Alma Mater
On Sunday, the Gauchos will visit Head Coach Wolf Wigo's alma mater, Stanford University. The fourth-ranked Cardinal (15-5, 4-2) are coming a tough weekend in which it was defeated 8-7 by USC and upset by UC Irvine by a count of 8-5 on Sunday. Stanford is led by Peter Varellas with 44 goals on the season. Number two on the Cardinal scoring list is Thomas Hopkins with forty goals scored. Sandy Hohener is Stanford's leading goalkeeper, who has tallied 125 saves in sixteen matches played.