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Boston College Stops Gauchos On Last Shot In WCLA Quarterfinal

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UCSB WLAX File PhotoVirginia Beach, VA - UCSB came back from a four goal halftime deficit and had an 11-9 lead with 5:18 to play but the club from Boston College scored three unanswered goals to win 12-11. The Eagles scored the game winner with 12 seconds remaining to avoid an overtime in a quarterfinal of the WCLA National Championship Tournament. It was 3-3 about eleven minutes into the game when Boston College went on a four goal run to take 7-3 lead with ten minutes until halftime. The two teams then traded goals and the Eagles were up 8-4 at halftime.

UCSB started fast in the second half and scored three straight to pull within one in just six minutes. Then over an 18 minute stretch UCSB outscored Boston College 4-1 and took a 11-9 lead. Senior Katie Hubbbert (San Jose, CA) scored unassisted for the tenth goal and freshman Claire Wilson (Healdsburg, CA) scored the eleventh goal. On the next UCSB possession Wilson dodged in and took an early shot that seemed to be a twelfth goal. The ball pinged the top left corner into a newly strung tight net. The ball popped out and died in the crease where the Boston College goalie clamped it. The officials ruled it no goal because the whole ball did not pass the entirety of the pipe to stay in the goal. The same result on an apparent goal occurred during the first half when a shot by UCSB senior Samm Wilson (San Jose, CA) pinged off the inside ground pipe before rolling back out. It resulted in celebration all around by the Gauchos but was ruled not a goal by the referees. 

"It's unfortunate those shots were ruled no goal but we played a fantastic second half after getting down by four goals," comments UCSB head coach Paul Ramsey.  "Our good play continues to be something to build on for the future." 

The Eagles used the second half no goal possession and cleared the length of the field and scored an assisted goal. Then they won the next draw and used that ball to move onto offense and scored unassisted to tie it up at 11-11. A UCSB possession on the next draw did not result in a shot and Boston College scored on a nice assisted goal and left UCSB needing a clean draw control and a quick move onto offense. However, the next draw control ball was bunted around on the ground before an Eagle finally won it in her defensive end and kept it for a few seconds. 

UCSB dropped to 12-7 and will play 6th ranked Santa Clara on Friday in a game that moves the winners to the WCLA Fifth Place Game. The Eagles improved to 10-2 and advance to the national semifinals for the first time. 


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