Gauchos Upset No. 8 San Jose State, Take 10th at UCI Invitational

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- The No. 15 Gauchos (10-9) were back in action at the UCI Invitational on a beautiful Sunday in Irvine, Calif. when they beat No. 8 San Jose State (8-7), 9-8, and suffered a tough loss against No. 7 UC Irvine (14-3), 11-5.

In the first game, the Gauchos fell behind San Jose in the first quarter, 3-2, and again, UCSB was outscored in the second quarter, 5-3.

In the second half, the Gauchos came back and tied San Jose State when they scored two goals tying them at 5-5 in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter UCSB upset San Jose as they took the win 9-8, with four goals from freshman Lauren Martin, juniors Rachel Nelson and Nancy Ruano, and freshman Claryann Olofsson-Loo.

When the Gauchos played for the second time of the day, they started off strong tying UC Irvine 2-2 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Anteaters ended the half leading in goals, leaving the Gauchos trailing behind, 5-4.

Starting the second half, the Gauchos fell behind 9-4 in the third quarter, and the in rest of the fourth quarter, UCI kept scoring to win 11-5.

Notably for the Gauchos, junior Shelby Haroldson scored two goals, along with Rachel Nelson and Bryce Winton who scored one goal each.

UCSB vs. SJSU

Box Score    1    2    3    4    F
SJSU           3    2    0    3    8
UCSB          2    1    2    4    9


SJSU goals: Curran - 2, Steward - 2, Buzzetta, Natalizo, Henry, Smith
UCSB goals: Martin - 4, Nelson - 3, Ruano, Olofsson-Loo
Saves: Minson (SJSU) - 9, Milne (UCSB) - 14

UCSB vs. UCI

Box Score    1    2    3    4    F
UCSB          2    2    0    1    5
UCI             2    3    4    2    11

UCSB goals: Haroldson - 2, Creek, Nelson, Winton
UCI goals: K. Croghan - 4, Cardey - 3, Warde - 2, Bergesen, Kipp
Saves: Milne (UCSB) - 7, Yocum (UCI) - 9

 

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