January 24, 2014

UC Santa Barbara Defeats Cal Baptist, Falls to No. 8 San Jose St.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – No. 17 UC Santa Barbara opened its 2013-2014 season by hosting the 2014 Winter Invite. The Gauchos began their day with a 7-6 win over Cal Baptist, but later fell to No. 8 San Jose State 9-8. 

Cal Baptist opened the first quarter with a quick goal only 15 seconds in. Sophomore Jessie Porter scored the first goal for the Gauchos shortly after. Freshman Carly Christian (24) opened her college career with a goal to help the Gauchos take the lead. With three more goals from sophomore Michelle Dunn, another from Carly Christian, and freshman Megan Linder, the Gauchos led the Lancers 5-3 at half.

Junior Lauren Martin opened the second half with a quick backhand shot from set. Leading 6-3, the Gauchos continued their offensive and defensive excellence, ultimately cruising to their 7-6 victory over the Lancers.

Coming off their earlier victory over Cal Baptist, UCSB faced a difficult game against No. 8 San Jose State. 

The first half consisted mostly of great defense on both ends of the pool. San Jose State was able to get one goal in, leading 1-0 at the end of the first quarter. Sophomore Bryn Hudson scored the first goal for the Gauchos shortly after the second quarter started. The Spartans were able to score three more goals, leading 4-1 at half.

The Gauchos came out ready to play in the second half. Lauren Martin came up with a nice shot from set for UCSB. With a goal from Carly Christian and another goal from Lauren Martin, the Gauchos tightened the Spartans lead to 6-4 at the end of the third quarter.

Bryn Hudson scored her second goal of the game after the Spartans made one of their own. With her fourth goal of the game, Lauren Martin helped the Gauchos get closer to tying the game. Carly Christian answered with a remarkable goal to tie the game at 8-8. With only 1:11 left in the game, the Spartans were able to score one more goal to defeat the Gauchos 9-8.

UC Santa Barbara continues its season with two matches tomorrow. The first is against No. 4(T) Arizona State at 9 a.m. and the second is against No. 4(T) Cal at 1:40 p.m. Both games will be held at Campus Pool.

 

UCSB 7, Cal Baptist 6

 

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Final

UCSB

3

2

1

1

7

Cal Baptist

2

1

1

2

6

 
UCSB Goals: Carly Christian (2), Jessie Porter, Lauren Martin, Jenna Solberg, Megan Linder, Samantha Murphy
UCSB Saves Mackenzie Brokaw (5)
Cal Baptist Goals: Christina Young (2), Laura Kosich (2), Paizlee Dreyer, Valerie Spezzaferri
Cal Baptist Saves: Meghan Rowland (9)
San Jose State 9, UCSB 8

 

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Final

UCSB

0

1

3

4

8

San Jose St.

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3

2

3

9

 

UCSB Goals: Lauren Martin (4), Carly Christian (2), Bryn Hudson (2)
UCSB Saves: Mackenzie Brokaw (8)

SJSU Goals: Rae Lekness (6), Victoria Smith, Bianca Seyfert, Clara Espar
SJSU Saves: Maddie Reardon (8)