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    UC Santa Barbara Women’s Soccer Travels South to Face UC San Diego

    The UC Santa Barbara Women’s Soccer team is set for a single match this week. The Gauchos will travel south to San Diego as they take on the Tritons in more Big West action Thursday night.

    LAST TIME OUT

    Last week the Gauchos picked up a win and a draw in their two matches. UC Santa Barbara defeated UC Riverside 2-1 and tied with Cal State Fullerton 1-1. The Gauchos played the final 20 minutes of the match with 10 players.

    UC San Diego is coming off two road matches that saw them go 1-1 on the week. The Tritons traveled to Hawai’i where they started the week with a 4-2 loss before heading to UC Davis and picking up a 3-1 win.

    SCOUTING THE GAUCHOS

    UC Santa Barbara continues to sit just one point out of a spot in The Big West Championship with a 1-2-2 Big West record. The Gauchos earned four points last week with a win and a draw.

    Jessica Tamayo was unstoppable Thursday night against her former team, UC Riverside. She accounted for both Gaucho goals in the contest and now sits third on the team in points. Samantha Christie picked up her first goal of the season with a header in the 66th minute. The goal was assisted by Lauren Helwig, her third of the season, and Emily Caughey, her first of the season.

    Freshman, Maddie Buckley continues to show consistent play in net. Now with the second-most minutes in goal for the Gauchos, Buckley has recorded a 1-1-3 record, 11 saves and a 1.52 goals-against average.

    SCOUTING THE TRITONS

    UC San Diego comes into the contest with a 2-6-3 overall record and a 1-1-1 record in The Big West. The Tritons picked up their first Big West win on Sunday, Oct. 1 as they defeated UC Davis.

    The Triton offense is led by junior, forward, Raquel Kalpakoff who has scored five goals in just seven games played. Second on the team in goals is Courtney Hilliard who has five total points with two goals and an assist on the season.

    In goal, Keara Fitzgerald has played and started every match for the Tritons. She currently posts a 2-6-3 record, 63 saves and a 2.00 goals-against average.

    FOLLOW ALONG

    UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego will kick off on the pitch of Triton Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. For those unable to make the trip, the match will be streamed through ESPN+ with live stats available through ucsdtritons.com.

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