Gauchos Host No. 9 Pepperdine Friday, Nevada Sunday
• The Schedule
Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
UCSB Gauchos vs. Pepperdine Waves
at UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium
Live Stats available at UCSBgauchos.com
• Tickets Available
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• Gkids - The Gauchos' Kids Club
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• The Gaucho Record
UCSB enters its Friday night match against Pepperdine with a record of 3-4-1. The Gauchos split a pair of matches in Michigan last weekend. On Friday night in Rochester, UCSB blanked Oakland University, 2-0, and then on Sunday, they dropped a 4-1 decision to Michigan State in East Lansing. The Gauchos are 1-3 at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium this season with the win coming over Fresno State. Of their defeats, two (Santa Clara and Minnesota) have come to teams that either are, or were, ranked nationally.
• This Week
Santa Barbara renews its series with Pepperdine on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. The Waves will enter the game ranked 9th in the nation by the NSCAA. On Sunday, former Big West-foe Nevada comes to town for a 1:00 p.m. showdown.
• Big West Season Right Around The Corner
The upcoming games against Pepperdine and Nevada will be the Gauchos' final two non-conference home games of the season. UCSB does have a pair of non-league road games (at San Diego State on Sept. 21 and at Cal State Bakersfield on Sept. 25), but following this weekend, the next time they play at home will be the Big West opener on Sept. 30 against Long Beach State.
• Anderson Makes Her Point
To say that junior forward Dyanne Anderson has become a key part of UCSB's offensive attack is an understatement. Anderson scored one of the Gauchos' goals in their 2-0 win over Oakland University on Sept. 9 and now has a team-leading four goals on the season. Her four goals is almost half of Santa Barbara's total output of nine in eight games. In addition, Anderson has collected 29 shots this year, nine more than her next closest teammate.
• Freshmen Set Lofty Goals
While junior Dyanne Anderson continued a trend last weekend by scoring a goal in UCSB's win at Oakland, a pair of freshmen made their initial foray into the goal-scoring column. Forward/midfielder Indiana Mead and defender Miranda Cornejo each tallied their first career goals in the past weekend. Cornejo's score came in the first half of the win at Oakland while Mead tallied hers, on a header, in the loss at Michigan State. At the time, Mead's goal tied the score at 1-1 in the first half.
• New Faces Among Goal Scorers
UCSB has scored nine goals in 2011, six of which have been scored by newcomers. Dyanne Anderson, Indiana Mead and Miranda Cornejo have combined for six scores and none of the three were on the roster last year. Additionally, a seventh goal was scored by sophomore Lindsay Gankema who, while on the roster in 2010, had never scored a collegiate goal. Erin Ortega and Cory Yoshida, both goal-scoring veterans, have also scored for the Gauchos in 2011.
• On The Stumpf
Paul Stumpf is in his 13th season as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara. He has a record of 119-99-30. His 117 wins are the most in school history. On Sept. 9, 2009 he became the school's all-time leader in coaching with as the Gauchos defeated William and Mary, 2-0. Stumpf has guided UCSB to two of the last three NCAA Tournaments. Prior to 2008, the Gauchos had not been to the tourney since 1991. 2008 also marked the fifth time that Stumpf has guided the Gauchos to at least 10 wins. He has led the program to records of .500 or better in eight of the last 12 seasons, including, at one point, four straight seasons of 10 or more victories, the first time the program had accomplished that feat since 1988-91. In 1999, Stumpf's first season as the head coach at UCSB, he took a team that was picked to finish last in the conference, and instead posted an 8-9-1 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the Big West. Following the season, he was chosen as the Big West's Coach of the Year. On two occasions, Stumpf's UCSB teams have won the Big West regular season title.