Santa Barbara Rebounds With 8-5 Win Over No. 14 UC San Diego at Irvine Invitational

Feb. 24, 2007

Irvine, Calif. - After dropping its first game of the Irvine Invitational to Hawaii, the Gauchos defeated No. 14 UC San Diego in their second game of the day, 8-5. Santa Barbara improves to 6-4 with the victory and will go on to face San Diego State on Sunday in Irvine.

It took two minutes for the Gauchos to score the first goal of the game when senior center Sarah Kovach scored. The Tritons tied it up with a minute remaining in the first quarter off a goal.

Senior defender Aimee Stachowski scored less than a minute into the second period and senior attacker Allie Carkin to put the Gauchos up 3-1. The Tritons tacked on another goal but Santa Barbara responded with one more of its own from Stachowski to go into the half with a 4-2 lead.

UCSB opened the third period with a 2-0 run to distance themselves from the Tritons, who scored one more with 32 second remaining in the third quarter. Junior attacker Lindsay Knott scored to begin the final period and put four goals between the two teams. The Tritons and the Gauchos traded goals but Santa Barbara's early lead put it over the top and UCSB won the game, 8-5.

The Gauchos will take on another San Diego team -- No. 8 San Diego State -- Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at the Irvine Aquatics Center.

1 2 3 4 F
UC San Diego 1 1 1 2 5
UC Santa Barbara 1 3 2 2 8

UC San Diego goals: Lauren Woods 2, Nicole Herman 1, Natalie Hocket 1, Sydney Gstettenbauer 1
UC Santa Barbara goals: Lindsay Knott 2, Aimee Stachowski 2, Sarah Kovach 2, Gillian Morgan 1, Allie Carkin 1

UC San Diego goals: Kim Hockett 7
UC Santa Barbara goals: Jenny Gonzales 6

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