UCSB Downed by No. 9 Long Beach State, Haroldson Scores 100th Career Goal

UCSB Downed by No. 9 Long Beach State, Haroldson Scores 100th Career Goal

LONG BEACH, Calif. – No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (19-12, 2-4), was unable to overcome No. 9 Long Beach State (25-5, 4-2) with a loss on Saturday, 9-5. Senior Shelby Haroldson achieved her 100th career goal as a Gaucho.

Long Beach State opened the game with an early 2-0 lead within four minutes of play. Freshman Bryn Hudson and senior Rachel Nelson responded with two goals for the Gauchos to tie the game 2-2 after the first quarter. 

Once again, the 49ers opened the second quarter with two goals to take the lead 4-2. Senior Kacey Creek was able to lessen their lead with a goal only a minute after Long Beach scored. Unfortunately, 20 seconds later the 49ers were able to capture another goal. With 0:42 to play in the second quarter, Shelby Haroldson tallied her 100th career goal with the Gauchos to make the game a tight 5-4 score to end the first half. 

The Gauchos were able to score one last goal by sophomore Jade Wentz-Fitzgerald in the third quarter to trail behind the 49ers 7-5 at the end of the third quarter. UCSB was never able to take the lead and ended the game behind the 49ers, 9-5.

UCSB will end their Big West Conference campaign Friday, April 19 against No. 14 Cal State Northridge at Northridge at 4 p.m. 









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UCSB Goals: Shelby Haroldson, Rachel Nelson, Kacey Creek, Jade Wentz-Fitzgerald, Bryn Hudson
UCSB Saves: Ruth Milne 9

Long Beach Goals: Melissa Matheson 2, Justine Morgan 2, Chelsea Parks 2, Liegh Auth, Christina Kotsia, Coriann Snyder
Long Beach Saves: Kelly Ringel 13