Gauchos Defeated by No. 7 UC Irvine

Chris Whitelegge (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Chris Whitelegge (Photo by Tony Mastres)

Today, in the second round of the MSPF Tournament in Los Angeles, the Gauchos played the Anteaters in their second to last game of the season.

Just three seconds into the game, #3 of UC Irvine scored the game's first goal. Derek Shoemaker quickly responded with a goal of his own, tying the game at 1-1. Following another Santa Barbara goal, the Anteaters scored back-to-back goals putting them in the lead at 3-2. 

UCSB opened the second quarter with two more goals by Shoemaker and Mitch Hamilton. The score heading into halftime was 4-3, Gauchos.

UC Irvine scored three goals about 30 seconds apart, bringing the score to 6-4 and putting them in the lead. With just a minute left in the game, Irvine scored one final goal, making the score at the end of the game 7-4, Anteaters. 

Senior Chris Whitelegge denied twelve goals today and is now only eleven goals from tying for second place in the MSPF for the amount of career saves.