April 18, 2009
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Senior Gillian Morgan scored a team-leading five goals - four in the first quarter - to lead No. 18 UC Santa Barbara (15-11) past Sonoma State in a nonconference neutral site game on Saturday afternoon at Long Beach State's Campus Pool. Morgan's five goals brought her career count to 200, making her just the second Gaucho ever to tally 200 or more career points.
The Gauchos jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter against the Seawolves behind four goals from Morgan, including three six-on-five goals. In the second quarter, UCSB outscored Sonoma State, 4-3. Sophomore Cailee Kilroy was on fire during the period and accounted for half of the Gauchos' offensive output.
UCSB shut the Seawolves down in the third and Lizzie Rouleau scored the lone goal of the quarter to push the Gaucho advantage to 9-4 heading into the final quarter.
Morgan opened the fourth quarter with her fifth goal of the game - and 200th overall - just 27 seconds into the period. Amanda Tipton added her second of the contest a little over a minute later to give UCSB a seven-goal lead. Sonoma State posted the final two goals of the game, but UCSB held on for the commanding 11-6 victory.
Morgan becomes the only Gaucho besides Kelley Tiffany (1999-2002) to score 200 or more goals. Tiffany holds the school record with 213.
Sophomore goalkeeper Chelsea Carrillo tallied 11 saves in the victory.
Earlier this year UCSB Athletics unveiled the BE Great initiative. BE Great is dedicated to maximizing leadership ability, strong on-campus interaction, and general welfare for all 450 student-athletes and Intercollegiate Athletics staff at UC Santa Barbara. BE Great also focuses on personal and career development, diversity, and social awareness, along with ensuring academic success. UCSB has a 92% student-athlete graduation rate.
#18 UC Santa Barbara 11, Sonoma State 6
1 2 3 4 Final UCSB 4 4 1 2 11 Sonoma 1 3 0 2 6
Sonoma Goals: Laurel Stricklin 2, Courtney Rider 1, Lauren Smith 1, Samantha Mullins 1, Andrea Brookbank 1.
LMU Saves: Lysa Lombard 7.
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