Saturday, August 28, 2010

UCSB Mens Soccer vs. Mexico U-20

With the international flavor in the air again, the Gauchos and U20 Mexico battled to a stalemate through regulation. So when your tied, you got to go to penalty kicks and that is where Mexico defeated the 'Chos 1-1 (3-1 pk).

The Gauchos were coming off an exhibition win over Westmont 3-1 and looked to get another exhibition win. It started off well for the Gauchos as they got numerous chances on goal in the early going. Then in the 31st minute the Gauchos struck first as Luis Silva passed it to Michael Tetteh who struck a laser on the ground that got past the goal keeper. The tortillas were on the field and you knew it was a good time to be a Gaucho.

Then when Mexico needed a score, they got one. In the 42nd minute off of a corner kick, the ball bounced around until it found Alan Izaguirre who put it in the back of the net.

The game was very physical with the 18 fouls for El Tri and 22 for the boys from I.V.

The Gauchos next game is September, 1st as they take on Cal-State Bakersfield in their regular season opener. Tickets are available at

Go Gauchos!

Key Stats
Attendance: 4,188
Shots: Mexico: 9 UCSB: 7
Goal Scorer Michael Tetteh

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gaucho Soccer Stars Selected as Lowes Senior CLASS nominees

UCSB Gauchos seniors D Michael Boxall and GK Sam Hayden were selected as candidates for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award. The award recognizes the soccer player who best exemplified the four core values of the award; community, classroom, character, and competition.
Boxall and Hayden are among thirty Division I Male Soccer athletes who were selected. The winner will be announced during the College Cup which is held at UCSB!
Go Gauchos!

Senior Defender Michael Boxall

Friday, August 6, 2010

NCAA Mens Soccer Rankings Released/Barrera named All-American

College Soccer News has just released their 2010 Pre-season Top 30 rankings and it looks like the Gauchos got a lot of love. The 'Chos were ranked #6 in the country and were the highest ranked team in the Western United States of America. They look to be poised to compete for the National Championship on their home turf this year.

In other news, UCSB Midfielder Danny Barrera was named a Pre-season CSN All-American. The junior was an All-Far West selection and All-Big West selection last year. He tallied 9 assists and 5 goals during the 2009 campaign. He looks to excite the tortilla throwing crowds at Harder Stadium this upcoming season!

Go Gauchos!

Danny Barrera