WSoc: Gauchos lose on disputed goal in 2nd OT

UCSB suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 women’s soccer defeat against Loyola Marymount in double overtime on Sunday at Harder Stadium.

The Gauchos disputed the winning goal, which came 39 seconds into the second overtime. Sarah Sanger and UCSB defender Sydney Fuertes got tangled up chasing after a long ball into the Gaucho zone. Fuertes appeared to get tripped on the play, leaving Sanger one on one with goalkeeper Beth Ritter. Sanger eluded a charging Ritter and scored into the open net for the game winner.

The Gauchos were irate about the non-call by the referee and received two yellow cards at the end of the match.

UCSB bounced back from a 1-0 deficit in the first half when Dakota Griggs scored her second goal of the season off a free kick.

UCSB outshot the Lions 10-6.

The Gauchos fall to 2-3-1 while LMU improves to 3-1-1.