Finally, those are the Gauchos we know. With conference play soon and a tilt with UCLA around the corner, it was good for the Gauchos to have a good weekend. They beat #6 Harvard 2-0 and Buffalo in convincing fashion 4-0.
In the first game vs. the boys from Cambridge, they got on the board right before the half with a goal from junior Joe Eubanks who got it in after a cross from Sam Garza. Then David Opoku got past the Harvard goalie to make it 2-0 with only 3 minutes to go.
The Gauchos had 10 shots and 6 of them were on target. Senior 'keeper Sam Hayden got back to his old ways with a season-high 5 saves. He was named a College Soccer News Player of the Week!
In the second match of the weekend, the Gauchos came out swinging. They came to dance but Buffalo didn't even get "Off the Wall." You know you like the Michael Jackson reference.
Well they beat the Buffaloes 4-0 in a match where the Gauchos struck early. Tim Pontius put a rebounded shot in the back of the net. Then in the 27th minute Opoku scored another goal when he and Garza did a little back and forth action which resulted in a goal. Then Garza in the 68th got a ball from Opoku and put fired an absoulte firecracker past the goalie! With the game winding down and the Gauchos locked in for the win, UCSB made the Buff's cry when Christian Ramirez scored his first goal in a Gaucho uniform.
The Gauchos get back into action with a huge match vs. UCLA on September 24th at 7:00 p.m. The 'Chos will be looking for revenge after last years 2-1 NCAA Tournament loss.
Tim Pontius scored a goal this weekend