Ortega’s goal is enough to beat Nevada

Erin Ortega’s goal in the 78th minute broke a scoreless tie and lifted UCSB over University of Nevada at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium on Sunday afternoon, 1-0.

The Gauchos (4-5-1) dominated the Wolf Pack (1-8-0) but until Ortega’s tally they had nothing to show for it.  Overall, UCSB had 28 shots, 10 of which were on goal, while Nevada had just one.

Ortega’s second goal of the season came after freshman Kelly McGrath’s header off of an Erica Shelton corner kick was blocked by Wolf Pack goalkeeper Jenna Riddle.  Ortega collected the ball and pushed a shot into the left side of the goal.

After outshooting Nevada 11-0 in the first half, UCSB was even more dominant in the second half with a margin of 17-1.  In fact, the Wolf Pack didn’t record their first shot until the waning seconds and even then it was a long non-threatening attempt that sophomore goalkeeper Makenna Henrycaught for a save.

While it was Ortega who scored the Gauchos goal, it was junior Katy Robywho had her way with the opponent’s defense on Sunday.  Roby had nine of her team’s 28 shots, five on goal.

The Gauchos return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 21 when they play at San Diego State in a game that will kick off at 4 p.m

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