Pepperdine Women’s Soccer Wins at UCSB, 1-0

Pepperdine v UCSB

(Santa Barbara, Ca)– The Pepperdine women’s soccer team closed out non-conference play with its fourth consecutive shutout victory, going on the road to beat UC Santa Barbara 1-0 on Friday evening thanks to a 64th-minute Hailey Stenberg (Mater Dei HS) goal.

Pepperdine Coach Tim Ward stated, “It was another great result for us. The soccer keeps getting better and better. This group, after a rough start to the season, we’re starting to play some really good football. There were moments of excellent team play and we deserved to win the game. This is a really good Santa Barbara team, very athletic, and we did a good job to neutralize them by keeping possession of the ball.”

Hanna Deweese UCSB Carlsbad HS
UCSB Goalkeeper Hanna DeWeese (Carlsbad HS) saved a penalty kick to keep the score 1-0.

Pepperdine closed out non-conference play at 5-5 (four of the five losses were to teams currently nationally ranked), and handed UCSB (7-3) its first home loss of the season. Pepperdine has now won four in-a-row while four of its five wins this year have come via a 1-0 result.  UCSB was wrapping up a five-game road trip, in which they went 3-2 for the trip.

The Waves dominated a scoreless first half, outshooting the Gauchos 9-1 and putting six of their shots on target. The second half evened up a little bit more (the shot count ended at 18-4). UCSB looked to change the tide in the second half after tallying just one shot in the first 45 minutes. Shaelan Murison (Santa Clara HS) created a goal scoring opportunity in the 53rd minute with a long run down the right side of the pitch and a dish to an open Jessica Parque (Norte Dame HS) in the middle of the box. Parque proceeded to turn and fire to the far post, but the Waves’ keeper made a full extension save of her own, diving to her right to prevent the goal.

After Stenberg, a junior forward, put the Waves ahead, Pepperdine had a chance to double the lead less than two minutes later but saw a penalty kick saved by the UCSB goalkeeper. But the Waves’ defense was up to the task the rest of the way as the squad recorded its fifth shutout of the year.


Pepperdine 64′: Redshirt freshman defender Laura Ishikara (Westlake HS) sent in a free kick from midfield, and it pinballed around the box a bit. A UCSB defender on the left side attempted to clear, but sophomore forward Joelle Anderson (Harker School) got a foot on it and it took a fortunate deflection across the field right to an open Stenberg, who one-timed it home with her left foot from about 12 yards away. It was Stenberg’s second goal of the season. Five of her six career goals have been game-winners.


Shots: Pepperdine 18, UC Santa Barbara 4
Shots on Goal: Pepperdine 8, UC Santa Barbara 1
Saves: Brielle Preece (Pepperdine) 1, Hanna DeWeese (UCSB) 7
Corner Kicks: Pepperdine 5, UC Santa Barbara 5
Fouls: Pepperdine 12, UC Santa Barbara 13
Offside: Pepperdine 1, UC Santa Barbara 0


  • Preece recorded her 18th career solo shutout, fourth all-time at Pepperdine.
  • The Waves are working on a 366-minute shutout streak.
  • Freshman midfielder: Nicolette Lewis (Granite Bay HS) became the ninth Wave to make her first career start this season.
  • Anderson attempted a career-high eight shots. The team’s 18 shots tied a season high.


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