Lindenwood comes to town
Arizona State hands UC Santa Barbara 1st regular season loss
In the LU/UCSB game, UCSB’s Kyle Clements scored just 13 seconds into the game, assisted by Kyle Mooney. UCSB would hold that 1-0 lead for all of the first and the first 4 minutes of the 2nd. At 4:05 of the 2nd period, LU’s Trevor Borja got them on the board. UCSB had 2 power plays in the 2nd, but were unable to convert. In the 3rd, it was UCSB taking 2 penalties, and on the 1st one, Trenton Matteson scored a power play goal, to take the lead. Just 11 seconds later, Anthony Erace scored to put LU up 3-1. UCSB battled hard, outshooting LU 11-8 in the final period, and scored with 27 seconds remaining in the game, to cut the lead to 1. UCSB pressed on, but time ran short and the game ended in a 3-2 Lindenwood win.
Still undefeated in regular season play, UCSB came out strong in their next game against Arizona State. UCSB scored 3 goals in the 1st, 2 on the power play. Early in the 2nd, a power play goal from Jayme Haveman and an even strength goal from Travis Ringeman cut the lead to 1. UCSB and ASU traded goals, and the 2nd period ended with UCSB up 5-3. UCSB got an early power play goal from Kyle Clements to go up by 3, but 3 consecutive goals by ASU, the tying goal with 18 seconds left, resulted in a 6-6 tie. Just 31 seconds into overtime, Stetson Dircks picked up the game-winner, as he received a pass and came in alone on the UCSB goaltender and buried it for the win.
Lindenwood’s D3 squad faced similar opposition, but also defeated Arizona State (D1) by a score of 5-2. LU also defeated UCSB’s D3 squad 12-1, and Arizona State’s D3 squad 11-0. Lindenwood’s D3 team is still in a class of their own in this division. Today they face Long Beach State (D1), to close out their weekend trip to California.