Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
UCSB's comeback kids do it again
November 14th, 2007 8AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Defending national champion UC Santa Barbara again looks to be a serious postseason threat.

The Gauchos wrapped up the Big West championship and an automatic berth in the 2007 NCAA Men's Tournament with a 3-2 win at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday.

After falling behind, 2-0, UCSB came all the way back to win at Matador Soccer Field and clinch its fifth Big West title in the last seven years.

UCSB rallied to win at Cal State Fullerton, 2-1, on late goals David Walker and Alfonso Motagalvan, and it did it again at Northridge, where it won for the first time since 2000

Chris Pontius scored two goals, winning the game with UCSB's first penalty kick of the season, and Eric Avila recorded assists on Pontius' first goal and Tino Nunez's tying goal to lead UCSB to its second consective comeback win.

With several starters, including Avila and Nunez on the bench, the Gauchos dug themselves a hole by falling behind on goals Devin Deldo and Sam Franklin in the first 22 minutes.

"I am very, very pleased with our result here today," UCSB coach Tim Vom Steeg said. "This has obviously been a difficult place to play for us over the years but I still felt good about our chances even down 2-0 because this team is playing extremely well right now and can find a way to win. I love the way we are playing going forward."

BIG WEST CHAMPIONS
1983 Fresno State
1984 UNLV
1985 UNLV
1986 Fresno State, Cal State Fullerton
1987 Fresno State
1988 Fresno State
1989 Fresno State
1990 Fresno State
1991 Fresno State
2001 UC Santa Barbara
2002 UC Santa Barbara
2003 Cal State Northridge
2004 UC Santa Barbara
2005 Cal State Northridge
2006 UC Santa Barbara
2007 UC Santa Barbara



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake    
Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
In his three seasons at Stanford, Jordan Morris never had a season like his former classmate ...
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives