Jan. 30, 2010
BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (4-3) finished action at the Northern California Invitational by splitting a pair of games with Sonoma State and No. 1 Stanford. The Gauchos captured a 13-2 victory over the Seawolves before falling to the top-ranked Cardinal, 15-5, later on Saturday morning at Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex.
In the first game of the day, UCSB climbed out to an early 2-0 lead over Sonoma State before pushing that lead to 6-1 by halftime. In the third quarter, the Gauchos posted six unanswered goals to take their biggest lead of the game at 12-1. The two teams each recorded a goal in the final period as UCSB captured the 13-2 win, its largest margin of victory so far this season.
Unfortunately, the tides changed for the Gauchos in the second game of the day. Stanford jumped out to 4-0 lead in the first quarter and stretched its lead to 8-2 at half. The Cardinal outscored the Gauchos 7-3 in the second half to capture the 15-5 win over UCSB.
The Gauchos will be back in action next weekend when they head to the UC San Diego Triton Invitational being hosted by the Tritons Feb. 6-7.
UCSB 13, Sonoma State 2
Sonoma State Goals: Laurel Stricklin, Kyleigh Shea
Sonoma State Saves: Gina Uliana 6
Stanford 15, UCSB 5
Stanford Goals: Annika Dries 4, Melissa Seidermann 3, Kim Krueger 2, Kelsey Holshouser 2, Alex Koran 2, Victoria Kennedy, Cassie Churnside
Stanford Saves: Amber Oland 8, Kate Baldoni 6