Wednesday, September 23, 2009

#7 UCSB Mens Soccer vs. U17 Mexico National Team (Exhibition)

With the crowd of 8,425 fans favoring Mexico and the game feeling more like USA vs. Mexico, UCSB rallied from behind to win 2-1 over the Mexican nationals.

The first goal came in a Mexican dominated 1st half by Daniel Guzman who put the ball past Gaucho goalie Trond Helge Takset. Mexico out shot the Gauchos 12-5 in the first.

UCSB finally answered early in the second half when Peter McGlynn scorched the equalizer past the Mexican goalie in the 49th minute.

With a tie at the end of the game, that meant overtime. With the first 20 minutes of the overtime a stale mate, UCSB ended the match with my dad wanting to go home on a corner kick by Hispanic native Danny Barrera to Joe Eubanks who put it in for the game winner.

After the biggest turn out of the year so far, two fans stormed the field. My friend Jackson and of course, Me!

Go Gauchos!

Shots: Mexico-30 UCSB-16
Fouls: Mexico-14 UCSB-32
Yellow Cards: Mexico/UCSB-3

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