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UCSB Upends Colorado With Second Half Surge

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UCSB WLAX File PhotoSanta Barbara, CA - The Gauchos took on the 8th ranked University of Colorado, Boulder in the nightcap on the opening day of the inaugural Santa Barbara International Friendship Games and won going away with a monster second half.  The score was close at halftime with UCSB slightly ahead of the Buffalos 9-8. Then the Gauchos outscored Colorado 11-4 in the second half for the final 20-12 result. It was the fifth straight win for 5th ranked UCSB.

Colorado tied the Gauchos 10-10 early in the second half. To that UCSB responded with a 6 goal run over a 10 minute stretch that broke open the game. At the end of the run the Gauchos led 16-10 with 9 minutes remaining. The Buffalos got a goal to pull within 5 but UCSB outscored them 4-1 in the final 6 minutes to finish the game and put them away. The score over the last 22 minutes of the game was 10-2 in favor of the Gauchos.

UCSB outshot Colorado 29-17 and junior Blair Evans (Salinas, CA) had a career best day on offense, leading all scorers with 8 goals. Evans netted her 8 goals on 9 shots, shooting 88.9%. It was a balanced effort all around among UCSB players with 8 Gauchos contributing to the offensive outburst. Sophomore Lindsay Alex (Tustin, CA) had 5 assists. The game marked the return of two-time All-American defender Emilia Norlin (Mill Valley, CA) who had missed the four previous games with a hamstring strain. Norlin played about 25 minutes subbing in off the bench and brought some depth back on defense for UCSB.

"We're learning how to put good teams away," said UCSB head coach Paul Ramsey after the game. 

"Getting Emilia back on the field is really nice for us and it came at a good time but we still used her sparingly just to make sure her hamstring can continue to heal and get stronger."

The game between UCSB and Colorado wasn't an international game but preceding it were three games involving Japanese university teams, Meiji and Nihon.

Other Results:
SBCC 11, Nihon 9
Meiji 12, UCSB 'B' 7
Colorado College 12, Nihon 1

UCSB improved to 9-3 overall while Colorado dropped to 3-3. The Gauchos have a weekend off after this Friday night game before playing another Friday night lights game when they host 18th ranked Cal Poly SLO on March 15th at 8:00pm. The SB International Friendship Games continue on Saturday with Meiji and Nihon taking on UCSB 'B', SBCC and Cal State Fullerton in friendlies. Mixed in are a national match-up between NCAA DIII teams Chapman University and Colorado College and a WWLL match-up between Cal State Fullerton and SBCC.


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