The DU Mens Soccer team lost a bitter NCAA Tournament game 1-0 in the 2nd Overtime to Cal-Santa Barbara on Thursday night. Despite being outshot 31-4 and never even receiving a corner kick, the Pioneers hung on desperately hoping to force the game to Penalty Kicks. The Pioneers came within 7 minutes of perhaps pulling off a stunning upset, but Cal-Santa Barbara was too strong.
UCSB Sophomore Waid Ibrahim scored in the 105th minute, propelling UC Santa Barbara (14-4-3) to the victory over Denver (9-7-4) at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
The game-winning play began when junior Danny Barrera’s pass up top was deflected by a Denver defender to Ibrahim, who scored with a shot from 16 yards out.