October 13, 2010

Gauchos Host UC Davis, Pacific in Key Weekend Matches

Oct. 13, 2010

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• The Schedule
Friday, October 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
UCSB Gauchos vs. UC Davis Aggies
Gauchos Kick Cancer Game
at UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium
Game available on Gametracker

Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.
UCSB Gauchos vs. University of the Pacific Tigers
at UCSB's Meredith Field at Harder Stadium
Game available on Gametracker

• Gauchos Kick Cancer
Women in the United States have a one in eight lifetime risk of getting breast cancer. In an attempt to raise awareness about this devastating disease, UCSB Athletics has designated Friday's women's and men's soccer doubleheader as a Gauchos Kick Cancer event. The women's match against UC Davis will kickoff at 5:00 p.m. and the men's match against Duke will begin at 8:00 p.m.

• Women's Soccer Match Kicks-Off Busy Friday Night For UCSB Athletics
Friday, Oct. 15 is a day made to Unleash The Loco with a triple-header of Gaucho action on tap. Start off with the women's soccer game against UC Davis at 5 p.m. at Harder Stadium, stay for the Gaucho men as they host Duke on national TV and then head over to the Thunderdome to kick off the basketball season with 10 O'Clock Thunder!

• The Gaucho Record
UC Santa Barbara enters the week with an overall record of 6-6-2 and a Big West record of 2-2-0. The Gauchos split a pair of matches last weekend. On Friday, they defeated Cal State Northridge by a 1-0 score and on Sunday they dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision in overtime to No. 19 UC Irvine.

• On The Stumpf
Paul Stumpf is in his 12th season as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara. He has a record of 114-92-29. His 112 wins are the most in school history. On Sept. 9, 2009 he became the school's all-time leader in coaching with as the Gauchos defeated William and Mary, 2-0. In 2009, Stumpf guided UCSB to its second straight Big West Tournament title, and second NCAA Tournament. Prior to 2008, the Gauchos had not been to the tourney since 1991. 2008 also marked the fifth time that Stumpf has guided the Gauchos to at least 10 wins. He has led the program to records of .500 or better in seven of the last 10 seasons, including, at one point, four straight seasons of 10 or more victories, the first time the program had accomplished that feat since 1988-91. In 1999, Stumpf's first season as the head coach at UCSB, he took a team that was picked to finish last in the conference, and instead posted an 8-9-1 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the Big West. Following the season, he was chosen as the Big West's Coach of the Year. On two occasions, Stumpf's UCSB teams have won the Big West regular season title.

• Gauchos Look To Bounce Back From Heartbreaker
This weekend, UCSB will look to bounce back from a heartbreaking Big West Conference loss to visiting UC Irvine. On Sunday, the Gauchos and the 19th-ranked Anteaters were tied at 1-1 when UCI scored the game-winning goal at the 109:00 mark. The game marked the third time that Santa Barbara has gone to overtime this season and the first that they have lost.

• Kugler Remains On A Roll
Senior forward Kailyn Kugler scored both of UCSB's goals last weekend. Her score on Friday night against Cal State Northridge was the game-winner while her goal on Sunday against UC Irvine came on a penalty kick. Kugler has now scored a goal in the Gauchos' last three games and in five of her last six appearances. In fact, the San Clemente, Calif., native has scored five of the last eight goals scored by Santa Barbara.

• Scoring Binge Moves Kugler Up On UCSB List
With five goals this season, Kailyn Kugler now has 27 in her UCSB career. When she scored on a penalty kick in UCSB's game on Sunday against UC Irvine, she moved into a tie with former Gaucho All-American Laurie Hill for seventh on the school's all-time goal scoring list. Kugler needs two to tie Trisha Kimble for sixth all-time. In addition, she now has 13 assists to go with her 27 goals and her 67 career points rank eighth all-time.

• Oh Henry
Freshman goalkeeper Makenna Henry was tagged with the tough overtime loss in the Gauchos' game against UC Irvine on Sunday, but she did her part to push the game into the 110th minute. Henry had six saves, at least a couple of which were spectacular, and three of which were in the two overtimes. With her outstanding play, Henry has cemented her spot in the starting lineup. In fact, the Fountain Valley, Calif., native has played every minute of the last 10 games. Overall, she has a 5-5-2 record, but she also has 45 saves, five shutouts and a more-than-solid goals against average of 0.90. Finally, Henry has been pretty good on opponents penalty kicks this season, blocking two of their three attempts.

Season tickets for UCSB basketball are on sale now and the deadline to renew has been extended to Oct. 15.

Men's season tickets start for as low as $125 and women's for as low as $100. A special "Double-up" combo plan is available for $200 and includes tickets for every men's and women's game.

Gold Zone tickets, which include special Founders Room at the Thunderdome events, require a $300 per seat donation to the Gaucho Fund in addition to the cost of the season ticket. Gold Zone season ticket holders also receive complimentary parking and entrance to the Gold Hospitality Room pregame and at halftime.

To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online and print at home by clicking here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the Ticket Office, are also available during weekday hours, which are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To view the entire men's basketball schedule, click here.

To view the entire women's basketball schedule, click here.

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