UCSD faced UCSB in their first game on the road. The team played a hard-fought game against the Gauchos. Stephanie Pineda, the team’s starting defender, stepped in as a last-minute goalie and was able to provide an excellent barrier to the goal-scoring power of the UCSB offense. Center Midfielder, Anna Whalen, persevered on despite sustaining multiple injuries, and was able to move the ball up to the forwards on multiple occasions. However, despite the determination of the UCSD team, the Gauchos were able to pull ahead by three in the final minutes of the game. Though suffering their first loss of the season, the Tritons were able to keep their heads high and will learn from their shortcomings to prepare for the next game.