The 52nd meeting of Westmont and UC Santa Barbara in the Bryant and Sons cup saw the Gauchos post a 2-0 victory over the Warriors. UCSB now holds a 25-23-4 advantage in the series.
The Warriors’ started the game with a lot of intensity and had their best chance to score in the second minute when Jonathan Yeeles fired off a shot from 24 yards out that went just wide.
“I thought it was the sharpest start I have seen in a very long time,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “That is part of the disappointment. I felt like we were really up for it and really able to compete in the game. When it started getting away from us, we couldn’t get out of it. We were in that mode for a 20-25 minute period. We didn’t seem to have the capability to turn that around.”
The Gaucho’s first goal came in the 13th minute. Reed McKenna fired a shot that was saved by Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover. Unfortunately, the rebound came back to McKenna who put the ball in the back of the net.