The Gauchos Post 2-0 Record on Final Day of Southern California Collegiate Water Polo Tournament

The Gauchos Post 2-0 Record on Final Day of Southern California Collegiate Water Polo Tournament

Sept. 18, 2005

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara posted a perfect 2-0 record on the final day of the Southern California Water Polo Tournament at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif. The Gauchos logged a 9-5 win over Bucknell in their first match and then they posted an 8-7 win over Redlands in their final match.

In the win over Bucknell, UCSB had a 3-2 lead at halftime and then outscored the Bison 6-3 in the final two quarters to complete the 9-5 victory. Robbie Bauer (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park HS), Coulson Lantz (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) and Ramiro Saldain (Simi Valley, Calif./Royal HS) each netted a pair of goals in the victory. Bucknell's Brad Roslyn scored three goals in the contest to lead all scorers.

In its second match of the day, UCSB avenged an earlier loss. The Gauchos piled-up an 8-4 lead over the University of Redlands and then held on for an 8-7 win. Last week, UCSB dropped a one-goal decision to the Bulldogs at the Inland Empire Classic.

In the win over Redlands on Sunday, Coulson Lantz and Robbie Bauer each scored two goals to lead the way. Matt Tilburg (Poway, Calif./Poway HS), Mark Knudtsen (Los Altos, Calif./Bellarmine Prep), Travis Watts (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala HS) and Danny Natalizio (Irvine, Calif./Irvine HS) each scored one goal. Natalizio's goal with 5:59 remaining in the fourth quarter gave UCSB its eventual winning goal.

With the pair of wins on Sunday, the Gauchos are now 7-5 on the season. UCSB host its Alumni game on Sat., Oct. 1, at Noon. The Gauchos will not play against an intercollegiate opponent until Sat., Oct. 8, when they travel to Pepperdine for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match against the Waves.

                      1   2   3   4   Total
UC Santa Barbara      1   2   3   3   9
Bucknell              0   2   2   1   5

UCSB Goals: Coulson Lantz-2, Bauer-2, Saldain-2, Natalizo, Tilburg, Muenter.

Bucknell Goals: B. Roslyn-3, Recel,K. Roslyn.

Saves: UCSB-Wright-4; Bucknell-Mullins-7

1 2 3 4 Total Redlands 2 0 2 3 7 UC Santa Barbara 3 2 2 1 8

UCSB Goals: Coulson Lantz-2, Bauer-2, Natalizo, Tilburg, Knudtsen, Watts.

Redlands Goals: Becskehazy-4, Hall-2, Rona.

Saves: UCSB-Wright-3; Redlands-Finfrock-6