Slugs Shutout Hawks, 8-0


September 2, 2005
Slugs Shutout Hawks, 8-0

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- After a 0-0 tie with Holy Names University on opening day of the 2004 season, the Slugs started this year off with a dominating 8-0 victory over the Hawks. Kirstin Horn got the Slugs on the board 6 minutes into the game. And it was all slugs after that as UCSC went on to score 5 goals in the first half. Freshman Annick Lamb got her first goal at the 24 minute mark, breaking down the Holy Names defense in the box to put one into the back of the net.

With 13 minutes left freshman Forward Alec Drew took over the game scoring three goals before the first half was up. Alec came to Santa Cruz via North Tahoe High School where she was named to the Nevada All-State team in '03-'04 and '04-'05, as well as being named the Nevada 3A All State MVP. And she has quickly transformed her game to the collegiate level scoring the only UCSC goal in a scrimmage against CSUMB earlier in the week. Yesterday, Alec recorded her first official collegiate goal came off an assist from sophomore Midfielder Didi Ramirez in the 37th minute. Less than 2 minutes junior Lauren Lindsay would send a perfect cross that drew the keeper out of the net, leaving an empty net for Alec Drew's second goal. And then in the final minute of the first half, following up on a diving save by Holy Names' Roxanna Avila, Alec was able to knock the loose ball into the back of the net for her third goal of the game, giving the Slugs a 5-0 lead going into halftime. 


And it wasn't over for the Hawks -- in the second half, the Slugs wouldn't let up, netting 3 more goals for a total of 8. Kathleen Gardiner put one in the net in the 54th minute, assist credited to Senior Lauren Philibosian. Then Philibosian added in one of her own less than 2 minutes later off of Didi Ramirez's second assist of the game. In the 77th minute, sophomore transfer Danielle Mullen converted a cross from Kirstin Horn to score the Slugs' 8th and final goal of the game.


Sophomore Katie Loomis and Freshman Noelle Matthes shared time in the goal, Loomis coming up with 4 saves to seal the Slugs shut-out.


UCSC faces Ohio Northern at 5pm today.