UCSB Plays Host to Arizona, No. 4 UCLA; Will Play 7 of Final 11 Games at Home

Sept. 22, 2009

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

Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. (PST)
UCSB Gauchos vs. UCLA Bruins
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 Games Is Easier Than Ever
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.

• The Gaucho Record
UCSB enters Friday's home game against Arizona with an overall record of 3-4-1. The Gauchos have won two of their last three games, including a 2-0 victory over Cal State Bakersfield in their last outing on Sept. 17.

• 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 102-80-25.

• Home, Sweet Home
When UCSB won at Cal State Bakersfield on Sept. 17, it ended a long and arduous road trip. Santa Barbara has opened the year by playing seven of its first eight games away from home. Through eight matches, the Gauchos played in four states (California, Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia) and they had one road trip that lasted for three matches and 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 Speace Of Her Mind
Junior defender Julia Speace offers up a piece of her mind on UCSBgauchos.com. Speace's blog - "Speace's Pieces" - is featured on the women's soccer page of the site. Make sure to log-on and find out why everyone is talking about "Speace's Pieces." To do so, click here.

• Shutouts Are The Norm
Win or lose, UCSB's games in 2009 are, more often than not, decided by a shutout. The Gauchos' three wins have come by scores of 1-0 vs. Nevada and 2-0 against Cal State Bakersfield and William and Mary. Of the team's four defeats, three have been by shutout. UCSB has dropped a 1-0 game to Sacramento State, a 2-0 game at Santa Clara, and a 3-0 game at Illinois. The only two matches this season in which both teams scored were against George Mason (a 3-1 loss) and Michigan State (a 1-1 tie).

• Lenhamming It Up
Junior goalkeeper Tammy Lenham missed all of the 2007 season and most of the 2008 season with shoulder problems. She has divided time with sophomore Ali Cutler through the first eight games in 2009, logging 324:01 of playing time compared to Cutler's 415:59. In her time, Lenham has been outstanding. She has played in five matches, making three starts, and has a sparkling goals against average of 0.28 and an equally impressive .923 save percentage. Lenham has allowed one goal and has 12 saves in five matches. She also has two of UCSB's three shutouts, going all the way against William and Mary and Cal State Bakersfield. The Hermosa Beach, Calif., native now has three career shutouts, having recorded one in 2008.

• Rank And File
When UCSB hosts UCLA on Sunday, it will mark the fifth time this year that the Gauchos have played a ranked opponent. The Bruins enter the week ranked fourth in the nation. Santa Barbara has already played four other opponents that have been ranked at one time or another this season in Illinois, Santa Clara, Michigan State, and William and Mary.

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

• A Variety Of Starters
If there are only three Gauchos who have started all eight games in 2009, it goes without saying that many different players have started. Well, I'm going to say it anyway. A total of 13 UCSB players have started at least half of the eight games. Overall 21 players have made at least one appearance in the starting lineup.

• Free Kicks
Erin Ortega has made more starts than any other freshman on the team with five...Overall, the Gauchos have outshot their opponents 100-95, but if you toss out games at Santa Clara and Illinois, they have a significant advantage of 46, 95-49...Jacqui Simon and Kailyn Kugler are tied for the team-lead in goals with two and points with five...Ortega, Alissa Sanchez, and Victoria Thomas are the only other Gauchos to score goals this season.

Women's soccer fans, new this year, donations to The Gaucho Fund - regardless of the sport it supports - will be part of the "One Donation is Gold" system. This allows donors to purchase priority/premium seating and parking at UCSB games across several sports in addition to other benefits.

If you donate to women's soccer, you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in the Gold Zone (priority/premium seats) at Harder Stadium for men's soccer, which includes priority parking and cushioned chair-backed seating. No longer will separate donations need to be made to secure priority seating to different UCSB sports. One donation, one fund: The Gaucho Fund.

About the Gaucho Fund (G-Fund for short)
The program was launched as part of the Dare to Be Great strategic plan and is UCSB Athletics' annual giving program to provide vital funding support for scholarships, academic success and leadership development for Gaucho student-athletes. The Gaucho Fund is the anchor to the Dare to Be Great campaign. For more information on Dare to Be Great, please click here.

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