Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MORNING BRIEFING: Injuries wipe out UCSB's backline
by Paul Kennedy, August 28th, 2008 1:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Six minutes into UC Santa Barbara's exhibition against Westmont, senior defender Kyle Kaveny fractured his left ankle, and last week junior midfielder C.J. Cintas broke his left foot during practice. Both are lost for the season.

"What got hurt is all our experience in the back," Coach Tim Vom Steeg said.

There was some good news on the injury front, however.

Freshman midfielder Danny Barrera practiced for the first time since injuring his knee and is expected to be ready for the Sept. 5 game against Kentucky, a match that will be televised live on FOX Soccer Channel.

Sophomore forward Bongomin Otii, who is recovering from a knee injury, is expected to be cleared to play a week after that.

Van Steeg was pleased with the play of freshmen Michael Tetteh and Peter McGlynn against Westmont.

"They were going to be prominent anyway," he said, "but now they become essential."

Also impressive was the way several other first-year Gauchos played in the victory over Westmont, making the losses of Kaveny and Cintas a little easier to swallow.

"These are freshmen who walked onto a Division I field and acted like they belonged," Vom Steeg said. "That allows me not to totally freak out over our two big losses."

NEWTON LOST. Old Dominion, which captured the CAA Championship and earned its sixth straight NCAA Tournament bid in 2007, suffered a blow when it lost goalie Evan Newton (0.63 GAA, 11 shutouts), who fractured the head of the radius in his left elbow in an exhibition game against Virginia last weekend.  Newton's replacement will be sophomore Brennan Kirkpatrick or freshman Michael Roura.

PRO COMPETITION. Several programs tuned up for the men's season at starts Friday against pro teams, most recently Washington, which fell to the USL-1 defending champion Seattle Sounders, 1-0, on Wednesday on a goal by Frenchman Sebastien Le Toux

Mike Grella tallied a pair of goals as Duke earned a 2-2 tie with the USL-2 Real Maryland Monarchs.

Former Creighton star Michael Kraus assisted the only goal for the Kansas City Wizards against his old school in a 1-0 decision Monday morning at the Wizards' Swope Park training facility in Kansas City.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Michigan State's Stacy puts away a 'banger'    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Junior transfer Jason Stacy had a big week for No. 18 Michigan State ...
Pac-12 battle destined for a tie    
[STANFORD-CALIFORNIA: Men] Zach Batteer's goal in the 76th minute earned No. 5 Stanford a 1-1 tie ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] The Patriot League is in the spotlight on Wednesday when Colgate (11-1-2) faces Boston ...
Bruins move back into first-place tie in Pac-12    
[UCLA-OREGON STATE: Men] No. 15 UCLA moved into a first-place tie with Washington in the Pac-12 ...
Terrapins are on an upward trend    
[INDIANA-MARYLAND: Men] Watch out for Maryland. The Terrapins' first season since leaving the ACC for the ...
Short-handed Bruins knock off No. 1 Huskies    
[UCLA-WASHINGTON: Men] UCLA, which began the season as the No. 1 team in the country, knocked ...
Bruins extend unbeaten streak to 35 games    
[UCLA-CALIFORNIA: Women] No. 1 UCLA blew open a close game with three-second half goals by Darian ...
Soccer alum pledges record $8 million for stadium    
[CONNECTICUT] Tony Rizza, who started 59 games as a defender for the University of Connecticut over ...
Gunn: 'We were dominant in every sense of the game'    
[STANFORD-UCLA: Men] Zach Batteer's goal in the 57th minute gave No. 9 Stanford a 1-1 draw ...
Beavers come away 'a little disappointed' with draw    
[OREGON STATE-WASHINGTON: Men] Freshman Jordan Jones scored on a header in the 73rd minute to give ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives