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Cal Poly takes Annual Coastal Clash 2 games to 1

Cal Poly DI and D3 Gold defeat UCSB, UCSB D3 defeats Cal Poly D3 Green

WCRHL  February 4th, 2017 at 9:28PM  February 5th, 2017 3:31AM

The Annual Coastal Clash took place this weekend, with 2 of the 3 games on Friday night and the 3rd matchup on Saturday morning.  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo took the series 2 games to 1, with Cal Poly D1 defeating UCSB D1 by a score of 5-3, Cal Poly D3 Gold defeating UCSB D3 8-6, and UCSB D3 defeating Cal Poly D3 Green 12-1.

On Friday night, Cal Poly D3 Gold faced UCSB D3 in the first game of the Coastal Clash.  The teams traded goals early in the 1st period, but Cal Poly would net 2 late 1st period goals, taking a 3-1 lead into the 1st intermission.  In the 2nd and early in the 3rd, UCSB outscored Cal Poly 4-2, tying the game with 11:12 left in the game.  Cal Poly scored 2 goals with 5:30 and 4:35 left in the game.  Both teams would trade goals in the next few minutes, but Cal Poly kept that 2 goal lead until the final buzzer.  Cal Poly’s Ross Asher and UCSB’s Justin Kirker each had 4 goals in the game, and it was Cal Poly’s Jake Mandel with the game-winning goal for Cal Poly.  Currently Cal Poly Gold sits in 2nd place in WCRHL Division 3, and UC Santa Barbara in 5th, however UCSB still has 6 games remaining on their season.

Immediately following was the D1 matchup between Cal Poly and UCSB.  UCSB got on the board first, on a goal from Trevor Millikan, assisted by Kevin Mooney.  Cal Poly scored the next 2, late in the 1st and early in the 2nd, both by Danny Kumata.  The teams traded goals in the second half of the 2nd period, and 2 Cal Poly goals at 7:14 (on the power play) and 5:47 of the 3rd put Cal Poly ahead by 3.  Not to be taken lightly, UCSB scored with 3:08 remaining in the game, but Cal Poly was able to hang on to the 2 goal lead for the 5-3 win.  Cal Poly’s Danny Kumata and Jack Pavek each scored 2 goals in the win, and UCSB’s Kevin Mooney led the team with 1 goal and 2 assists.  Cal Poly goaltender Mitchell Myjak stopped 19 of 22 shots for the win.  The win for Cal Poly is the first of the season against UCSB; UCSB won all 3 of their previous matchups, each by 1 goal.  Currently UCSB sits in 1st place in WCRHL Division 1, and Cal Poly in 3rd.  Both teams will be playing in the final WCRHL event of the semester in Huntington Beach next month.

Saturday morning as we closed out the Coastal Clash and turned out attention to the other teams visiting Santa Barbara for the weekend, Cal Poly D3 Green faced UCSB D3.  UCSB got up early, just 4 minutes into the game, on a goal from Rowland Quinn, in just his 2nd collegiate game.  Just over halfway through the 1st period the game-winning goal would be scored, by UCSB’s Michael Uno.  UCSB scored 12 straight goals, carrying the possible shutout late in the 3rd, and with 30 seconds remaining in the game, Cal Poly’s Maxim Frenkel would spoil the shutout, and the final score turned out 12-1 in favor of UCSB.  UCSB’s Justin Kirker and Alex Pacquet each factored on 5 goals for the Gauchos, as well as all remaining skaters for the Gauchos getting at least 1 point.  UCSB goaltender Justin Burger stopped 19 of 20 shots in the win.

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