Shaelan Murison scored her second goal of the match in the 85th minute, and the UCSB women’s soccer team picked up a huge Big West Conference win at UC Davis on Thursday afternoon.
Murison scored both goals for the Gauchos, who have won three consecutive matches and five of their last six to get to 6-3-3 overall and 2-0-0 in conference.
Murison now has 10 goals, equaling her team-high total from last season. The senior forward also struck in the 14th minute, when she connected on a 24-yard free kick to give the Gauchos a 1-0 lead. UCSB finished with a 19-10 advantage in shots and an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal.
Murison now has 27 career goals, which has her tied for eighth on the Gauchos’ all-time goal-scoring list.
“This was a typical difficult Big West road game,” UCSB coach Paul Stumpf said in a statement. “We played well in periods, but made a number of mistakes. Still, we’re coming home with the all-important three points.”
Senior goalkeeper Hanna DeWeese finished with four saves for the Gauchos, who travel to Cal State Northridge for their next match on Nov. 17.
GAUCHO BASKETBALL CLINIC
UCSB’s men’s basketball team will hold a free clinic for kids in sixth grade and under on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Page Youth Center at 4540 Hollister Avenue.
“We want to make UCSB basketball Santa Barbara’s team,” coach Joe Pasternack said. “We want the community to come out and see these amazing players.
“Kids can meet the team, learn skills, and have the chance to win t-shirts. Kids who are in sixth grade and under can also get free game admission when their parents buy season tickets.”
The Gauchos will play their Blue-Gold game on Nov. 2 and then open the regular season on Nov. 6 at home against Jackson State.
DOS PUEBLOS 3, LOMPOC 0
Portia Sherman had a match-high 11 kills and Chloe Hoffman added eight kills and 15 digs to lead the Chargers to a 25-11, 25-18, 25-6 rout of Lompoc in a Channel League match.
Sarah Jang led DP in digs with 18, while Natali Flint contributed 11 digs and two aces. Setter Mikayla Butzke had 33 assists, six digs, four aces and three kills for Dos Pueblos, which improved to 18-11 overall and 8-1 in the Channel League.
CATE 3, ST. BONAVENTURE 2
The Rams won their fourth five-set match of the season by scores of 21-25, 26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 16-14.
DOS PUEBLOS 245, SANTA YNEZ 256
Chelsi Ramirez earned medalist honors with a 42 to help lead the Chargers to a Channel League victory over the pirates at the Glen Annie Golf Club.
Kathy Ramirez-Gijon and Camille Robinson were next for DP with a pair of 48s. Julia Schniepp carded a 52 and Marisa Ortiz had a 55 to round out the Chargers’ scoring. Ryann Melville led Santa Ynez with a 47, followed by Morgan Blunt with a 48 Caelyn Linane and Emily Ruiz carded a pair of 53s, and Marina Vengel had a 55 to round out the Pirates’ scoring.
DOS PUEBLOS 15, CABRILLO 3
The Chargers swept all nine doubles points, led by their No. 1 team of Annie Field and Danya Belkin.
The pair won 6-1, 6-1, 6-2. DP’s No. 2 doubles team of Mia Chou and Neve Greenwald won 6-2, 6-0, 6-1, and Cami Chou and Romy Greenwald took care of business at No. 3 doubles, finishing 7-6, 6-2, 6-0.
In singles, Kate Scherz and Julia McEachen won two sets apiece for the Chargers, who improved to 9-2 overall and 5-1 in the Channel League.
PROVIDENCE 15, BISHOP DIEGO 3
The Patriots improved to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in league.
SAN MARCOS 14, SANTA YNEZ 4
The Pirates earned three of their four points in singles, with Claire Collison, Emmy Withrow and Kaitlyn Thompson each winning a set. No information for San Marcos was available at press time.