Oct. 16, 2005
FULLERTON, CA -
Cal State Fullerton senior forward Kandace Wilson scored a goal and assisted on another to help lead the No. 24 Titans to a 2-0 victory over host UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Titans claimed their fourth-straight victory in improving to 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big West Conference. The Gauchos dropped their third-straight match in falling to 7-9 overall, 1-3 in league play.
Wilson used an outstanding individual effort to break a scoreless tie. At the 32:56 mark, the senior battled a Gaucho defender near the center of the field. She took the ball and turned up-field, beat another defender and went in on the left side of the box, one-on-one with senior goalkeeper Jamie Considine. Wilson slid a right-footed shot inside the left post to make the score 1-0 Cal State Fullerton.
The Titans extended their lead about 18 minutes into the second half and it was another great individual effort by Wilson that made it possible.
At 52:41 Wilson drove down the right side of the UCSB box. She drew a defender to her and slid a perfect cross to forward Sara Johnson who was coming down the center of the box, in front of another Gaucho defender. Johnson one-timed a shot inside the left post to make it 2-0 Fullerton.
The Titan defense stifled UCSB's offense much of the afternoon. The Gauchos had just two shots in the first half and seven for the match. Junior goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, who set another school record with her seventh shutout of the season, needed just two saves to post the shutout.
Fullerton piled-up 13 shots in the first half and 22 in the contest. Considine was outstanding for Santa Barbara recording a season-high 11 saves.
The Titans now take the week off until next Sunday (Oct. 23) when they face UC Davis in a non-conference match-up at Titan Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
**Information Courtesy UC Santa Barbara Media Relations.