UCSB men's soccer strikes early but loses to Virginia Tech

Gauchos score early but fall to Hokies

UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara men's soccer came up short in a bid for a perfect opening weekend at home.

After a double overtime victory over UNLV on Friday night, the Gauchos lost Sunday night 3-1 at Harder Stadium.

The Gauchos struck early, taking a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute on a goal by Ameyawu Muntari. The Hokies quickly answered on a free kick goal by Jon Ingason in the eighth minute.

Virginia Tech added two goals in the second half to come away with the win.

The Gauchos will look to bounce back on Saturday night when they host Cal.

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