A banner year ended for the Gauchos Sunday night as our favorite footballers from Santa Barbara fell to the UCLA Bruins 2-1.
UCSB got on the board first though when David Walker struck a beautiful ball past the keeper for the first goal of the game, but the third for Walker in this NCAA Tournament.
Only four minutes later did UCLA get the equalizer when Fernando Monge put the rebound in for the goal. The score was now tied 1-1.
UCLA got the game winning goal in the 36th minute when Ryan Hollingshead scorched a shot past the usually goal free Sam Hayden for the lead.
The second half consisted of numerous yellow cards and shots on goals, but the Gauchos couldn't find the tying goal.
UCLA continues their NCAA run when they take on Wake Forest in the Elite 8.
The Gauchos had a great year and we look forward to 2010!!!!