February 21, 2013

UCSB Heads to Irvine for the UCI Invitational

The Schedule
Saturday, February 23, 2013
UCI Invite
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 7 San Diego State, 10:15 a.m.
at UC Irvine
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara vs. TBD
at UC Irvine 

Sunday, February 24, 2013
UCI Invite
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara vs. TBD
at UC Irvine
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara vs. TBD
at UC Irvine 

Coming Up for the Gauchos
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (10-4) will be on the road again this weekend as they head to UC Irvine for the UCI Invite, which takes place February 23-24. UCSB will open the tournament against No. 7 San Diego State on Saturday, February 23, at 10:15 a.m. Depending on the results from the first match, UCSB will face either No. 2 USC or No. 18 Pacific. The games on Sunday will depend on the results from Saturday's matches.

On The Record
The Gauchos are headed to the UCI Invitational with a record of 10-4. UCSB has been ranked No. 13 for the fourth consecutive week in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Poll. 

Team Leaders
Freshman Samantha Murphy is continuing to impress while leading the Gauchos with 30 goals thus far. Freshman Jessie Porter is right behind her with 20 goals. Leading the defense, freshman Mackenzie Brokaw has recorded 72 saves with an average of 8.23 saves per game.

What's Coming Up
After this weekend, the Gauchos open their first conference game at home vs. No 14 UC Davis on Saturday, March 9, 2013.