October 11, 2008-- Over the weekend, the Gaels traveled to Chico State for a Fall Invitational Tournament. They finished the day 2-1-1. In the morning the Gaels faced the first of three Chico teams participating in the tournament. Thanks to some key goals late in the game, the Gaels pulled out a victory by a score of 5-3. The next match-up pitted Saint Mary’s against the second team from Chico. Despite solid defense in the second half, the Gaels fell by a score of 7-1. Following the second game Saint Mary’s played a half game against the full Chico State squad, ranked 3rd in the WCLL Div I Preseason Poll. In a hard fought, defensive battle on both sides, the half ended in a 3-3 tie. In the final contest of the day, Saint Mary’s faced the University of Nevada in another half game. After falling behind 2-0, the Gaels went on a scoring rampage and put up seven straight for a 7-2 victory to end the day.