No. 12 UCSB Takes Third Place at ASU Invitational With 9-7 Win Over No. 18 Michigan

April 1, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - No. 12 Santa Barbara used a five-goal third period to defeat No. 18 Michigan in its final game at the Arizona State Invitational. With the win, the Gauchos finished in third place at the tournament behind first-place Arizona State and second-place San Diego State. UCSB currently stands at 13-12 overall.

The Gauchos won the first sprint and scored the first goal of the game. Freshman center Lizzie Rouleau scored with 2.45 remaining in the first period. Sophomore defender Katlin Kubas scored with eight seconds left on a man advantage to give UCSB an early 2-0 lead.

Michigan got on the board within the first minute of the second period and scored back-to-back goals to tie the game at two with 5.18 to play before the half. With 12 seconds remaining in the quarter, senior defender Aimee Stachowski capitalized on a power play to give bring the score to 3-2 in favor of UCSB.

The Gauchos opened the third period with two answered goals -- one from sophomore defender Amanda Tipton and another from senior utility ZiZi Clark -- to give UCSB a 5-2 lead. The Wolverines responded with a pair of goals from Shana Welch, which brought the score to 5-4 still in UCSB's favor. Tipton scored again for the Gauchos with a man advantage but Michigan responded with a goal of its own to bring it within one, 6-5, with 3.35 left in the third period.

Sophomore defender Gillian Morgan scored for UCSB but the Wolverines added a goal shortly thereafter. Tipton scored her third goal of the game for the Gauchos, which gave them a two-goal lead heading into the final period of play.

Michigan won the fourth-quarter sprint and scored first to bring itself within one, 8-7, with 5.52 remaining in regulation. Junior attacker Lindsay Knott scored her first goal of the game with 4.54 left to put some distance in between her Gauchos and the Wolverines. Neither team was able to put one through the posts in the remaining time and UCSB won the game and third place in the ASU Invitational.

Next up for Santa Barbara are a slew of home games, which begin Tuesday against Long Beach State at 3 p.m. at Campus Pool.

Score by period 1 2 3 4 F
Michigan 0 2 4 1 7
UC Santa Barbara 2 1 5 1 9

Michigan goals: Julie Hyrne 2, Shana Welch 2, Terri Bukofzer 1, Wesley Ellison 1, Carrie Frost 1
UC Santa Barbara goals: Amanda Tipton 3, ZiZi Clark 1, Katlin Kubas 1, Lindsay Knott 1, Gillian Morgan 1, Lizzie Rouleau 1, Aimee Stachowski 1

Michigan saves: Kristen Davis 11
UC Santa Barbara saves: Jenny Gonzales 9