February 1, 2012

Milne Repeats as Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara goalkeeper Ruth Milne earned her second straight Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week honor after six strong games in the cage in which she averaged 13.3 saves.

Milne, who last week broke the school's career record for saves, continued to protect the Gaucho goal well as the team posted a 4-2 record during last week's six-game home stand. Her week was highlighted by a career-high 22 save-effort in a 9-6 win over Cal State Northridge in the UCSB Invite.

She tallied at least nine saves in each of the other five matches. Milne stopped 14 shots against Indiana in a tough 8-6 overtime loss, and made 10 saves in an 8-4 victory over Concordia. Milne also started in goal during an 11-4 triumph against Cal State Bakersfield in which she had nine saves.

For the week, Milne recorded a 6.4 goals against average and tallied seven steals and three assists.