Gauchos Travel to Cal State Bakersfield Before Returning Home for 7 of Final 11 Games

Gauchos Travel to Cal State Bakersfield Before Returning Home for 7 of Final 11 Games

Sept. 15, 2009

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• The Schedule
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. (PST)
UCSB Gauchos at Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
at CSUB's Main Soccer Field
Game available on Live Stats

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. (PST)
UCSB Gauchos University of Arizona Wildcats
at UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium
Game available on Gametracker
Radio: KCSB 91.9-FM

• Tickets Available For All UCSB Soccer Games
Fans can purchase tickets for UCSB soccer games by calling (805) 893-UCSB, by visiting the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or online by clicking here.

• Buying Tickets For Gaucho Events? It's Never Been Easier!
The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Gee Kids? No. GKids!
UCSB Athletics is proud to introduce G Kids - its new official kids club! G Kids members will receive a free G Kids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the new G Kids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on G Kids, or to become a member, please click here.

• A Speace Of Her Mind
Junior defender Julia Speace offers up a piece of her mind on Speace's blog - "Speace's Pieces" - is featured on the women's soccer page of the site. Click here to find out why everyone is talking about "Speace's Pieces."

• The Gaucho Record
UCSB enters Thursday's game at Cal State Bakersfield with an overall record of 2-4-1. The Gauchos won their first round game at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott Tribe Invitational on Sept. 9 by a score of 2-0 over the host and 22nd-ranked William and Mary. In the final game, they dropped a 3-1 decision to George Mason.

• Stumpf Passes Bobak To Become UCSB's All-Time Winner
The Gauchos' win at William and Mary on Sept. 9 was the 101st of head coach Paul Stumpf's coaching career, moving him past Tad Bobak into first on UCSB's all-time women's soccer coaching victory list. Bobak recorded a 100-43-7 record from 1987-84. Stumpf, who is in his 11th season in Santa Barbara, is now 101-80-25.

• The End Of The Road...For Now
When UCSB plays at Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday, Sept. 17, it will end a long and arduous road trip. Santa Barbara will have played eight of its first nine games away from home. Through seven matches, the Gauchos have already played in four different states (California, Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia) and the just-completed road trip to the midwest and east lasted for three games and more than eight days. UCSB returns home on Friday, Sept. 25 for a match against Arizona. The Gauchos will play seven of their final 11 games at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

• A Worthy Goal
UCSB hopes that its offense starts clicking soon. The Gauchos, who scored more than 40 goals in 2008, have tallied just five through seven games in 2009. The team has been shutout three times and has scored more than one goal just once, a 2-0 victory over William and Mary. On the flip-side, UCSB has allowed just 10 goals and has a respectable goals against average of 1.38. Opposing teams have scored more than one goal three times and the Gauchos have recorded a pair of shutouts.

• Everybody Pitches In
Due to injuries, UCSB has been forced to play without projected starters Brooke Salyer, Sarah Stoltz, and Katy Roby in recent games. Because of those injuries, the Gauchos have utilized virtually their entire active roster. Santa Barbara has used 26 different players in 2009 with 20 making starts. In 2008, the Gauchos had 23 different players start games.

• Kugler On Target
Junior forward Kailyn Kugler has scored exactly 40% of UCSB's five goals this season. Kugler scored her second goal of the campaign in the Sept. 11 loss to George Mason. She has also produced an assist this year. In her career. Kugler has scored 15 goals and seven assists for 37 points, the 17th most in school history.

• Rank And File
The Gauchos' win over 22nd-ranked William and Mary last week was their fourth match against a ranked team in 2009. UCSB has played Illinois, Santa Clara, and Michigan State in addition to William and Mary, and each of those schools have been ranked at one time or another this season. With UCLA on the horizon (Sept. 27), the number of contests against ranked opponents will increase to five.

• Ives Still Searching For First Goal
Senior forward Genelle Ives has played in all seven matches in 2009, starting the last five, but she is yet to score her first goal or record her first assist. Ives, the reigning Big West Offensive Player of the Year, scored nine goals and assisted on seven others for 25 points in 2008. She entered the 2009 season with 22 goals and 17 assists in her career, good for 61 points. Her goal and assist totals rank her among the school's top-10 in both categories. She needs just two points to move into the top-10 in points.

• For Starters
UCSB has just three players who have started all seven games this season. Junior midfielder Jacqui Simon, junior defender Nicole Romanowski, and sophomore defender Alexa Stringer are the only Gauchos who have made all seven starts.

• Free Kicks
Tammy Lenham has a 0.38 goals against average in 234 minutes of action...Erin Ortega has made more starts than any other freshman on the team with four...Overall, the Gauchos have been outshot 87-84, but that includes a 46-5 combined margin in games against Santa Clara and Illinois. In the other five games, UCSB has outshot the opposition, 79-41.