UCSB Women's Soccer News

February 22, 2013
UCSB Adds Nine Recruits for 2013 Season
The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer program has signed nine standout players to National Letters of Intent, head coach Paul Stumpf announced Friday.

January 16, 2013
12 Gauchos Named to Big West Academic All-Conference Team
Men's and women's soccer lead the way with four candidates apiece.

October 28, 2012
UCSB Drops Season Finale at Cal Poly, 1-0
The UC Santa Barbara women's soccer team's season came to an end on Sunday afternoon when the Gauchos dropped a 1-0 decision to Cal Poly.

October 21, 2012
Riverside Scores Early Goal, Holds on to Top UCSB, 1-0
On Friday night, UC Santa Barbara scored a season-high four goals in a win at Cal State Fullerton. On Sunday the Gauchos struggled to finish and UC Riverside scored a goal in just the third minute of play and then held on to win, 1-0.

October 19, 2012
Gauchos Hit Road for Final Three, Travel to Cal State Fullerton Friday
UCSB will enter its Friday game against Cal State Fullerton with an overall record of 4-10-2 and a Big West record of 1-4-1. The Gauchos coming off a weekend when they posted a win over Hawai'i and a loss to Cal State Northridge. The Gauchos have a record of 1-5 in road games. The Oct. 12 win over Hawai'i ended a two-game losing streak and a six-game winless streak.

October 19, 2012
Gauchos Double-Up on Cal State Fullerton, 4-2
UC Santa Barbara scored three goals in the first half on the road at Cal State Fullerton and held on to defeat the Cal State Fullerton Titans, 4-2. With the win, the Gauchos move to seven points in league play

October 14, 2012
Late Goal Carries Northridge Past Gauchos, 1-0
Taylor Hobson scored her first career goal in the 84th minute to give visiting Cal State Northridge a 1-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon. The game was the Gauchos’ final home contest of the season.

October 12, 2012
Ortega Scores Game-Winner on Senior Night as Gauchos Top Hawai'i, 1-0
Fittingly, senior Erin Ortega scored her first goal of the season on Senior Night, to help UC Santa Barbara edge the University of Hawaii in Big West soccer action on Friday night, 1-0.

October 11, 2012
UCSB Plays Final Two Home Games This Weekend, Seniors Saluted Friday
The UCSB women’s soccer team will play its final two home matches of the 2012 season this weekend, hosting Hawai’i on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Cal State Northridge on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game on Sunday will mark the final home appearance for a trio of Gaucho players: Erin Ortega, Dyanne Anderson and Lauren Kennedy. The three will be saluted prior to kick-off.

October 9, 2012
Indiana Mead: A Great Example

October 8, 2012
Vom Steeg, Indiana Mead to be Featured Guests on This Week's Talk'n Gauchos

October 7, 2012
Big Second Half Leads UCI Past UCSB, 3-1
Freshman forward Angelisa Cortez rebounded after three weeks on the shelf with a sprained ankle to score a goal and give UC Santa Barbara a 1-0 lead, but the Gauchos couldn’t hold on to a 1-0 lead and dropped a 3-1 match at UC Irvine on Sunday afternoon in Irvine.

October 5, 2012
Gauchos Travel South, Play at Long Beach State, UC Irvine
The UCSB women’s soccer team will travel south this weekend to play a pair of Big West Conference games. On Friday night, the Gauchos will play at Long Beach State, which until this week, was ranked in the nation’s top-25. On Sunday UCSB travels to the league’s defending champion, UC Irvine, for a 1:00 p.m. match.

October 5, 2012
Gauchos Battle, Drop 2-1 Decision at Long Beach State
UC Santa Barbara allowed two goals within a two minute span of the second half and dropped a 2-1 decision at Long Beach State on Friday night.

September 30, 2012
Late Goal Gives Gauchos 3-3 Tie With Pacific
Freshman Sara Feder’s goal with 3:25 remaining in regulation pulled UC Santa Barbara even with Pacific and neither team scored in the two overtime periods finishing in a 3-3 tie. The Gauchos battled back from a 3-1 second half deficit, but needed some help from the Tigers to do so.

September 28, 2012
Gauchos Drop OT Stunner to UC Davis, 2-1
A pair of defensive mistakes led to two UC Davis goals on Friday night as the visiting Aggies won a 2-1 overtime decision over UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.

September 26, 2012
UCSB Opens Big West Season This Weekend, Hosts UC Davis, Pacific
The UCSB women’s soccer team will open Big West Conference play this weekend with a pair of matches. On Friday night, the Gauchos host UC Davis in a 7:00 p.m. contest and on Sunday, they will play Pacific in a matinee that till kick-off at noon.

September 23, 2012
No. 17 San Diego State Tops UCSB, 3-1
Megan Jurado scored two goals and an assist to lift visiting No. 17 San Diego State to a 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon.

September 21, 2012
No. 22 Pepperdine Blanks UCSB, 2-0
No. 22 Pepperdine scored a pair of goals in the first half and didn’t look back as it ended UC Santa Barbara’s three-game winning streak with a 2-0 victory in Malibu, Calif., on Friday afternoon.

September 21, 2012
Paige Gankema Named to Soccer America Team of the Week
UC Santa Barbara junior defender Paige Gankema was one of 11 players across the nation to be selected to the Soccer America Women's Team of the Week, announced the publication Wednesday.

September 20, 2012
Gauchos Put Three-Game Streak on the Line at. No. 20 Pepperdine, vs. No. 17 SDSU
UC Santa Barbara enters its Friday afternoon match against No. 20 Pepperdine with a record of 3-4-1. Since opening the season with a record of 0-3, the Gauchos have gone 3-1-1.

September 17, 2012
Paige Gankema Selected Big West Defensive Player of the Week
Junior Paige Gankema (Irvine, Calif./Northwood HS) provided a game-winning goal and anchored a stout defense in helping UC Santa Barbara post a 3-0 record, earning her Big West Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week plaudits.

September 16, 2012
UCSB Wins Third Straight, Tops Weber State 2-1
The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team struggled to a 0-3 start in 2012. After five matches, the Gauchos were still winless at 0-3-1. On Sunday, in Sacramento, a neutral site, UCSB defeated Weber State 2-1, to win its third straight match and improve to 3-4-1. The Wildcats dropped to 2-7.

September 14, 2012
UCSB Parlays First Half Explosion Into 3-1 Win Over USF
UC Santa Barbara entered Friday night’s match against the University of San Francisco (3-3-3) with two goals in its first six outings, but during a 15 minute span of the first half the Gauchos (2-4-1) scored three goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit en route to a 3-1 win at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

September 13, 2012
Gauchos Look to Build on First Win, Host San Francisco Friday
UC Santa Barbara enters its Friday night match against the University of San Francisco with a record of 1-4-1. Since opening the season with a record of 0-3, the Gauchos have gone 1-1-1.

September 10, 2012
Gauchos Bounce Back With First Win of 2012, 1-0 at Cal State Bakersfield
UC Santa Barbara's Paige Gankema's shot bounced over Cal State Bakersfield goalkeeper Tori Ornela for the only score of the night as the Gauchos won for the first time in 2012, 1-0

September 8, 2012
UCSB Threatens But Drops 2-0 Decision to Oregon State
Oregon State scored goals early in the first and second halves and it was enough as the visiting Beavers beat UC Santa Barbara 2-0 on Friday at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

September 7, 2012
UCSB Women's Soccer vs. Oregon State: Gameday Central
The UCSB women's soccer team hosts Oregon State in a showdown at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. Watch, listen and monitor the Livestats.

September 6, 2012
UCSB Remains at Home to Host Oregon State Friday
UC Santa Barbara enters its Friday night match against Oregon State (4-1-0 overall) with a record of 0-3-1. In their last match, the Gauchos battled Indiana to a 0-0 tie, ending their season-opening three-game losing streak.

September 3, 2012
Henry Named Big West Defensive Player of the Week
UC Santa Barbara goalkeeper Makenna Henry was named Big West Defensive Player of the Week after blanking Indiana in a scoreless tie on Friday night, the league announced today.

September 1, 2012
UCSB, Indiana Battle to Scoreless Tie in Double OT
UC Santa Barbara played its best match of the 2012 season on Friday night as it battled Indiana University to a scoreless double overtime tie, ending a three-game losing streak.

August 30, 2012
UCSB Takes Aim at First Win, Hosts Indiana Friday Night
UCSB enters its Friday night game against Indiana with a record of 0-3. The Gauchos have dropped matches to Kansas (2-1 in overtime), Missouri (2-0) and No. 19 Illinois (1-0). The last time they started a season with a record of 0-3 was in 2001 and the last time they lost their first four games was in 1995.

August 28, 2012
UCSB Hosts Successful AYSO Skills Day
For the third consecutive year, the UC Santa Barbara soccer programs teamed up with local American Youth Soccer Organization Region 122 for AYSO Skills Day. This year’s event, which was held at UCSB’s Storke Field on Saturday, Aug. 25, drew over 1,500 AYSO players, families and coaches.

August 25, 2012
No. 19 Illinois Makes First Half Goal Stand in 1-0 Win Over Gauchos
Despite a late second half flurry of shots that included a couple near-misses, UC Santa Barbara couldn’t overcome a first half goal by No. 19 Illinois and dropped a 1-0 decision on Friday night at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

August 22, 2012
Gauchos Make Home Debut Friday as No. 19 Illinois Visits
UCSB won’t catch much of a break as it hosts No. 19 Illinois in its home opener on Friday. The match against the Fighting Illini will mark the first of two consecutive Big Ten opponents to appear at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. On Aug. 31, the Gauchos will host Indiana in another 7:00 p.m. game.

August 19, 2012
Gauchos Shutout at Missouri, 2-0
The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team completed its season-opening trip to America’s heartland on Sunday, dropping a 2-0 decision at the University of Missouri.

August 17, 2012
UCSB Edged in OT Season Opener at Kansas, 2-1
Ashley Williams pounded home a rebound of blocked shot in the 97th minute to give the University of Kansas (1-0) a tough 2-1 overtime win over visiting UC Santa Barbara (0-1) on Friday evening.

August 15, 2012
Young Gauchos Travel to the Heartland to Open 2012 Season
The 2012 UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team has 30 players listed on its roster, 22 of which are either freshmen or sophomores and only a trio of seniors. Needless to say, the youthful Gauchos will be tested immediately as they travel to Kansas and Missouri this weekend to open the season.

August 14, 2012
Gauchos Debut With 6-2 Exhibition Victory at Westmont College
UC Santa Barbara exploded for four second half goals and cruised to an easy 6-2 win at Westmont College on Saturday night.

August 2, 2012
The Veteran: Jennings is Golden
Carin (Jennings) Gabarra, a UCSB alumnus and current head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy’s women’s soccer team, has had a prolific career. She was an Olympian and was a forward for the U.S. national team for nine years, from 1987-1996.

August 1, 2012
Ortega and Henry Garner Preseason Big West Honors
Senior midfielder Erin Ortega and junior goalkeeper Makenna Henry have been named to the 12-player Big West Preseason All-Conference Team it was announced today by the league.