Cal State Fullerton Hands Gauchos Third Straight Loss, 2-0
Oct. 16, 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Forward Kandace Wilson scored one goal and assisted on another as visiting Cal State Fullerton (12-3-0, 4-1-0 in Big West) handed UC Santa Barbara (7-9-0, 1-3-0 in Big West) its third consecutive loss, 2-0 on Sunday. The win was the fifth in a row for the Titans.
Wilson used an outstanding individual effort to break a scoreless tie. At the 32:56 mark, the senior battled a Gaucho defender near the center of the field. She took the ball and turned up-field, beat another defender and went in on the left side of the box, one-on-one with senior goalkeeper Jamie Considine. Wilson slid a right-footed shot inside the left post to make the score 1-0 Cal State Fullerton.
The Titans extended their lead about 18 minutes into the second half and it was another great individual effort by Wilson that made it possible.
At 52:41 Wilson drove down the right side of the UCSB box. She drew a defender to her and slid a perfect cross to forward Sara Johnson who was coming down the center of the box, in front of another Gaucho defender. Johnson one-timed a shot inside the left post to make it 2-0 Fullerton.
The Titan defense stifled UCSB's offense much of the afternoon. The Gauchos had just two shots in the first half and seven for the match. Karen Bardsley needed just two saves to post the shutout. Fullerton piled-up 13 shots in the first half and 22 in the contest. Considine was outstanding for Santa Barbara recording a season-high 11 saves.
UCSB hits the road for a pair of matches next weekend. The Gauchos travel to Pacific on Friday, Oct. 21, for a 7:00 p.m. match and then to Cal State Northridge on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a 1:00 p.m. contest.