Preview: UC Santa Cruz vs. California Lutheran

Preview: UC Santa Cruz vs. California Lutheran

Game Details:

Date:             Saturday November 11th
Game time:   5:30 pm                       
Round:          First
Venue (City): William Rolland Stadium (Thousand Oaks, California)
Radio/TV:      Click here for live video and here for live stats.

How we got here: The Banana Slugs drew California Lutheran University in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Tournament, which starts on Saturday with the UC Santa Cruz/California Lutheran match-up is at 5:30 pm followed by Whittier vs. Pacific Lutheran.

Scouting the Regals: The Regals finished the regular season 15-3-2 overall and won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship with an 11-1-2 record in conference play. They lost 3-2, in overtime, to Whittier College in the semifinals of the SCIAC Women's Soccer Championship. Kali Youngdahl leads the Regals in goals with twelve. Gabby Flores led the Regals with 3.3 saves per match.

Scouting the Banana Slugs: UC Santa Cruz had a 5-14-1 overall record in 2017. Olivia Stewart leads the Banana Slugs with four goals. Allie Mandel led the Banana Slugs in saves with an average of 3.4 per match.

Last Time Out:
This match is a rematch of a game played on October 2nd in Thousand Oaks that the Regals won 1-0. The Banana Slugs and Regals have four common opponents in 2017 - Chapman , Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, University of La Verne and Redlands. The Banana Slugs had a 0-4 record against those opponents while the Regals went 5-1-2.

Getting to Know California Lutheran University:
In 1959, California Lutheran was formed by a joint committee of the American Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church in America. The school opened in 1961.

About The Coaches:
Lauren Nadler is in her first year as head coach at UC Santa Cruz after being an assistant with the Slugs last year. She was previously the interim head coach for Dominican University of California and an assistant for City College of San Francisco and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Frank Marino is in his ninth year as head coach of the Regals and has a record of 135-44-16.

Individual Stats:

UC Santa Cruz

 

California Lutheran

Olivia Stewart - 4

Goals

Kali Youngdahl - 12

Four players - 2

Assists

Kali Youngdahl - 7

Claire Lim - 37

Shots

Kali Youngdahl - 56

Claire Lim - 17

Shots on Goal

Kali Youngdahl - 28

Allie Mandel - 3.43

Saves

Gabby Flores - 3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Stats:

UC Santa Cruz

 

California Lutheran

17

Goals

41

15

Assists

25

180

Shots

273

99

Shots on Goal

143

85

Saves

63