Blue-Green Rivalry. Gauchos vs Mustangs. SB vs SLO. Its the good old Central Coast rivalry between UCSB and Cal Poly and the Gauchos won one to remember 2-1 a Harder Stadium.
The game was viewed by 6,057 fans on a brisk night in Santa Babara. The scoring was begun in the 50th minute when Super Sam Garza took the ball at midfield and fired an absolute cracker into the top corner of the goal. The tortillas were flying and the Gauchos were flying super high!
Then those hippies from SLO got on the board when Poly player Cameron Winters slid one past freshman goalie Eric Reyes for the equalizer in the 77th minute.
Then thunderstruck and it was pure chaos when Machael David passed a ball to Luis Silva who scored his first of the season in the 90th minute for the 2-1 win over the rivals.
The win improves the 'Chos to 6-3-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Gauchos have now
been 10-0-1 in their last 11 bouts vs the Mustangs at home.
The Gauchos outshot the Mustangs 18-11 and had an outstanding 13 shots on target.
The win improves the Gauchos record in the Blue-Green Rivalry to 2-0 this season with 2 points on the board. The Gauchos next game is on Friday as they take on Duke in a national televised game on FSC.