UCSB-Cal Poly Meet for No. 1 Seed in Sunday's Regular Season Finale
Oct. 27, 2009
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The Gaucho Record
UCSB enters its regular season finale with an overall record of 8-8-2 and a Big West record of 5-1-1. The Gauchos have 16 points in the league standings, second to Cal Poly which is 6-1-0 and has 18 points. Cal State Northridge has 15 points and a 5-2-0 record in league.
Lenham Named Big West Player Of The Week
UCSB junior goalkeeper Tammy Lenham was named Big West Player of the Week after leading the Gauchos to an unbeaten road weekend in league play. On Oct. 23, Santa Barbara won at UC Davis, 3-1. Lenham had three saves and allowed just a penalty kick goal. On Sunday, the Hermosa Beach, Calif., native logged 110 scoreless minutes as UCSB and Pacific battled to a 0-0 tie. In the game against the Tigers, Lenham had a career-high 12 saves, including nine after halftime.
No. 1 Seed On The Line In Regular Season Finale
The No. 1 seed at the 2009 Big West Tournament will be at stake when UCSB hosts Cal Poly in the regular season finale on Sunday, Nov. 1. At 5-1-1 with 16 points, the Gauchos trail the Mustangs, who are 6-1-0 with 18 points, in the race for the top-seed. Either team that wins on Sunday would receive the No. 1 seed. A tie would result in Cal Poly securing the No. 1 seed. UCSB has secured a spot in the tournament, but could still finish anywhere from 1-4.
Gauchos Big West Unbeaten Streak At Six
UCSB enters its final regular season game with a six-game Big West unbeaten string. Since opening the conference schedule with a 3-0 loss at UC Irvine, the Gauchos have gone 5-0-1. Over that span, they have wins over Cal State Northridge (3-2), Cal State Fullerton (1-0), UC Riverside (2-1 in overtime), Long Beach State (3-2 in overtime), and UC Davis (4-1). On Sunday, UCSB tied Pacific (0-0).
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."
Stumpf Now 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 106-84-26.
Kugler Can Do
Junior forward Kailyn Kugler has gone on a personal scoring binge in recent games. In the last seven Gaucho games, Kugler has scored seven of the team's 15 goals. In all, through 18 games, she has nine goals, second in the Big West. Four of her goals have been game-winners. In addition to her nine goals, Kugler has five assists for 23 points, also second in the league. In her career, the San Clemente, Calif., native has now scored 22 goals and 11 assists for 55 points. Kugler is now in 10th-place on UCSB's all-time goal scoring list. Her next target on the goal-scoring list is teammate Genelle Ives who ranks ninth with 23.
Roby On Target Sophomore Katy Roby was injured for much of the early portion of the season and her healthy return has been a key factor in UCSB's resurgence. Roby scored a pair of goals in the Gauchos' 4-1 win at UC Davis on Oct. 23. She now has three goals and one assist for seven points. Roby has played in 14 games, starting six.
As a sophomore in 2008, forward Kylie McDonald led the Gauchos in assists with eight. In 2009 McDonald again paces the team in assists with seven, ranking her second in the Big West. She also scored her first goal of the season in the Gauchos' 3-2 Big West win over Long Beach State on Oct. 15. In her career, McDonald now has 15 assists and is just four short of entering the school's all-time top-10 list in the category.
UCSB scored just two goals in its first five matches and nine in its first 11. In the last seven outings, the Gauchos' offense has improved dramatically. They have scored 15 goals in the last seven games, going 5-1-1 over that span. On Oct. 23, Santa Barbara scored four goals in a win at UC Davis, the highest output of the season. In fact, the Gauchos scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the win over the Aggies. In fact, with 13 goals in Big West play, UCSB leads the league in scoring.
And Then There Were Two
Nicole Romanowski, and Alexa Stringer have started all 18 games for the Gauchos. Midfielder Jacqui Simon had started the first 16, but she came off the bench in the last two leaving just Romanowski and Stringer as players who have started all 18.
UCSB has exactly twice as many corner kicks as its opponents, 108-54...The Gauchos have outscored the opposition in the first half of games, 12-11, but have been outscored 15-10 in second halves...UCSB is outshooting its opponents by an average of 2.5 shots per game...Ten different Gauchos have scored goals and nine have assisted on goals.