Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rutgers vs. #4 UCSB Mens Soccer

In front of a season high crowd of 3,925 fans and a National TV audience, the Gauchos showed those Jersey boys how we play soccer by beating them 4-0. That was the 4th straight win for the Gauchos and the third straight vs. a Big East Conference opponent.

The first blow came in the 18th minute when Michael Nonni's shot was deflected by Scarlet Knights goalie Jake Grenkevich to David Walkers foot for the 1-0 lead.

A few minutes later in the 28th minute, part of the 1-2 Ghana player punch, Waid Ibrahim's corner kick was deflected by the Rutgers goalie and went off the crossbar and Gauchos goalie Michael Tetteh kicked it in the goal for the 2-0 lead.

Then ten minutes later, Michael Tetteh sent in a corner kick which went to the completely unguarded Martin Hedevag which scored his third goal with his head this year. 

With the blowout already at hand, Michael Tetteh made sure it got even uglier. Right in front of my seat, Michael Tetteh used some of the most amazing footwork my thirteen year old eyes have ever seen and then passed it to Michael Nonni who headed it into the goal for the 4-0 lead.

The Gauchos out shot the Scarlet Knights 12-5 and 7-2 on goal. 

On Sunday night the Gauchos take on Loyola Marymount at 6:30 p.m.

Key Stats:

Yellow Cards: RU-2 UCSB-2
Offsides: RU-2 UCSB-3
Fouls: RU-9 UCSB-17
Corner Kicks: RU-3 UCSB-7

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