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Big West Squads Look To Compile Historic Starts

9/13/2016


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AROUND THE BIG WEST

UC SANTA BARBARA IS PERFECTalt
UC Santa Barbara is 7-0 for the first time since 1990 and looks to extend its undefeated streak this weekend on the road.  UCSB is one of just six teams that remains perfect in NCAA women’s soccer. 

UCSB IN MIDST OF HISTORIC CAMPAIGN

The Gauchos’ best-ever streak to open a campaign was in 1989 when Santa Barbara went 12-0 before dropping a contest.  UCSB’s six straight shutouts ties its school record  also set in 1989. The 7-0 start is the second-best streak in program history.

ROGERS IS ONE OF NATION’S BEST
UC Santa Barbara sophomore keeper Brittney Rogers has recorded her sixth-straight shutout to lead the nation with a 1.00 save percentage and a .000 goals against average. The goalkeeper has helped UCSB equal its best shutout-streak in the program’s history.

BALL CONTINUES TO IMPRESS
UC Santa Barbara’s Amanda Ball is making noise on the national scene as she cracks the country’s top 10 in multiple categories: goals (7, T-6th), game winning goals (3, T-6th), goals per game (1.17, T-3rd) and points per game (2.50, 9th).

HAWAI‘I BIDS FOR BEST START IN PROGRAM HISTORY

Hawai‘i has put together one of its best starts in program history at 6-1-1. Should the Rainbow Wahine clinch a win over Air Force Tuesday, UH would compile its best nine-match start in the history of the program.  The Rainbow Wahine have never been better than 7-2 through nine games of any season.

BERGER SETS HAWAI‘I RECORD
Hawai‘i goakleeper Monk Berger recorder her 13th career shutout last weekend at Denver to set the Rainbow Wahine record in the category.  The senior leads the league with 43 saves.  Her 0.71 goals against average is fourth-best in league. 

BIG WEST SHUTS OUT OPPONENTS
Of the Big West’s 67 games so far this season, 34 have resulted in clean sheets. The Big West goalkeepers have shutout 51 percent of its opponents.

PALACIOS LEADS ANTEATERS
UC Irvine’s Kiana Palacios currently leads the Big West in points (19), shots (30) and is tied for the best in goals (7) and assists (5).  Her 19 points also tie for the third-best mark in the NCAA.

UC IRVINE KEEPS ROLLING #zotitude
UC Irvi has compiled its best start since 1998 at 7-1-0 and looks to continue the streak this week on the road.

SHARED SUCCESS
UC Irvine leads the league with three student-athletes to have tallied five assists: Kiana Palacios, Grayson Galbraith and Noel Baham.


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#Big5: Five Things You Need To Know This Week

UCSB is Perfect
• UC Santa Barbara is perfect at 7-0 for the first time since 1990
Hawai'i Bids For Best-Ever Start
•The Rainbow Wahine are 6-1-1 and should they win Tuesday evening, they would be off to their best-ever start in program history through nine games
UC Irvine is Hot
The Anteaters are 7-1-0 for the first time since 1998
Brittney Rogers
• UCSB's Brittney Rogers is currently one of the best goalkeepers in all of NCAA women's soccer with a .000 goals against average and a 1.000 save percentage
Defense Dominates
• Big West goalkeepers have shutout 51 percent of opponents