UCSB women win third in a row

SACRAMENTO – The UCSB women’s soccer team won its third straight match, beating Weber State 2-1 at Sacramento State. The Gauchos improve to 3-4-1.

Freshman Quinn McLaughlin gave the Gauchos a 1-0 lead at the 75:57 mark when she collected the ball after a corner kick and shoved it in from the middle of the goal box, about six yards out. The goal was the first of McLaughlin’s UCSB career and it gave her team a 1-0 lead.

Santa Barbara pushed the lead to 2-0 when Mayra Almazan’s free kick from near the corner flag was headed home by Ohio State transfer Madison Beckley. The score came at 78:05.

Weber State cut into the gap in the 86th minute when Mackenzie Harrison tucked home a through-ball from Chansi Crompton. The Wildcats, however, could get not closer.

Junior goalkeeper Makenna Henry had five saves and allowed just one goal for UCSB. The Gauchos faced 12 total shots from the Wildcats, six of which were on frame. Santa Barbara had 13 shots, six of which were on-goal.

The Gauchos will play at No. 3 Pepperdine on Friday, Sept. 21 in a 3:00 p.m. match.