UCSB Soccer Secures Playoff Berth With Victory
Gauchos Win Seventh Straight Game
The streaks continue for UCSB.
Freshman Ismaila Jome scored an unassisted goal in the 75th minute to give the Gauchos a 2-1 over Sacramento State as UCSB becomes the first team to clinch a spot in the Big West Conference Tournament.
UCSB has won seven straight games and for the first time in school history they have started off Big West play at 6-0. By securing a conference tournament spot, UCSB will play in the postseason for the 11th time in the past 12 seasons.
Tied at 1, Ismaila stole the ball, split two defenders and unleashed a left-footed shot past a diving keeper for the game-winning goal. He also assisted UCSB's other goal as he sent a ball through the box in the 22nd minute that Goffin Boyoko met with a left footed shot for his sixth goal on the year.
Sacramento State tied the game up at 1 with a beautiful free kick from 35 yards out by Edwin Luna.
But UCSB recovered to move to 11-4 on the year. They play at Cal Poly Friday night. The Mustangs are coming off a 1-1 draw to UC Davis.
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