STOCKTON, Calif. - A trio of UC Santa Barbara players scored their first goals of the year as the Gauchos continued their outstanding start to the season with a 3-2 win at the University of the Pacific on Thursday.
UCSB (9-1-0) got on the board first at the 16:16 mark when Dakota Griggs took a feed from Madeline Gibson and pounded a shot past Melissa Ma and into the back post, giving the Gauchos a 1-0 advantage.
The Tigers tied the score at 1-1 when Eliza Hard received a feed from Ebony Ezeji and snuck a shot past Gaucho goalkeeper Jacq Caginia.
UCSB went up 3-1 early in the second half.
The Tigers narrowed the advantage to one goal in the 83rd minute when Samia Adam crushed a shot from 25-yards out. The blast got past Caginia and made the final score 3-2.
UCSB travels to Loyola Marymount to play its final non-conference game on Sunday, Sept. 25. Kick-off is slated for 1:00 p.m.