UCSB Blanks Westmont in Exhibition Game, 2-0

Dakota Griggs (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Dakota Griggs (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara women's soccer team opened its 2014 campaign with a solid 2-0 shutout win in an exhibition game against nearby Westmont College on Saturday night at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

The Gauchos took a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the match when sophomore Dakota Griggs settled a deflected corner kick from senior Geneve Dromensk and pounded a left-footed one-timer into the Warriors' goal.

In the second half, sophomore McKinsey Martinez scored a goal to give UCSB its 2-0 win.

The Gauchos will open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 22 when they host Cleveland State in a 7:00 p.m. match at Harder Stadium. They will also host Southern Utah on Sunday, Aug. 24 in a noon match.

Tickets for all Gauchos games are available from the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, by calling 805-893-UCSB (8272) or online by clicking here