No. 16 UC Santa Barbara to Face First Conference Match

No. 16 UC Santa Barbara to Face First Conference Match

The Schedule
Saturday, March 29, 2014
No. 16 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 15 UC Davis at 12 p.m. at UC Davis

This Week in Water Polo
The UC Santa Barbara women's water polo team will travel to UC Davis to face the Aggies for their first Big West Conference match of the season. Prior to this weekend, the Gauchos faced the Aggies two times before, first with a close 6-5 loss at the UCSD , then defeating the Aggies 11-9 at the UCI Invite. UC Santa Barbara have had an impressive season so far, defeating Harvard 12-9 the previous weekend, giving the Gauchos a week off to prepare for their match-up against the UC Davis Aggies.  

Leading the Pack
Junior Lauren Martin led the team with four goals last weekend in the game against Harvard, helping lead them to victory. Martin is also the Gaucho's leading scorer this season. Sophomore Jessie Porter, Bryn Hudson, and Samantha Murphy are closely following Martin to lead the Gauchos. 

Defensive Power 
The Gauchos defense has been a force in the pool, bringing UCSB to the No. 15 ranking position in the Collegiate Water Polo Association poll and are 9-11 overall this season. Sophomore Goalie Mackenzie Brokaw continues to shine in the goal, racking up 8 saves a 2 steals in the last game against Harvard. 

Next Up
After this weekend, UC Santa Barbara will take on No. 10 Hawaii on Saturday, April 5 at 12 p.m. at Campus pool. This will be the Gauchos second match in the Big West Conference.