Gauchos Get Two Second-Half Goals to Beat Titans

Oct. 29, 2005

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Goleta, Calif. - Ivan Becerra and Eric Avila scored second-half goals Saturday night to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 2-0 Big West Conference men's soccer victory over visiting Cal State Fullerton.

Becerra broke a scoreless tie in the third minute of the second half, booting a through ball past Titans' keeper Bobby Armstrong. The Gauchos clinched the match with about five minutes to play when Chris Pontius scored on a header.

The win kept the No. 17-ranked Gauchos unbeaten in Big West play at 5-0-2 and 10-3-3 overall. The Titans saw their modest 2-game win streak end and they fell to 4-10-1 and 1-4-1 despite outshooting the hosts, 13-10. Kyle Renish had to make six saves to preserve the shutout for UCSB.

Fullerton plays next at UC Irvine on Wednesday night.