Extra Time Is Rough Time for UCSB Teams
Extra time was excruciating for UCSB men’s soccer and several other sports teams last weekend. In the second round of the NCAA soccer tournament, a 2-1 loss to Cal in overtime extinguished the Gauchos’ hopes of playing in the College Cup on their own field next month. The result generated a storm of controversy in Berkeley, as UCSB had to play a man down for most of the game after a questionable red card, and yet had a 1-0 lead with less than two minutes to play when Cal tied the score on a penalty kick. Also, there was disappointment but not finality at the Thunderdome, where the winless Gauchos women’s basketball team suffered a double OT defeat to Idaho. On the bright side, the Gauchos men’s basketball team prevailed over Fresno State, 69-54, as Orlando Johnson had career highs in points, 35, and rebounds, 11.