April 18, 2014

Gauchos Conclude Regular Season This Weekend

The Schedule
Friday, April 18, 2014, 4 p.m.
No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (10-14, 1-3) vs. No. 9 Northridge (22-7, 3-1)
at Campus Pool 

This Weekend in Water Polo
No. 15 UCSB will finish its regular season schedule on Friday, facing off against No. 9 Northridge at home at 4 p.m.

Last Time Out
Coming into this weekend, the Gauchos are 10-14 overall and 1-3 in the Big West Conference. UCSB took on No. 6 UC Irvine and No. 10 Long Beach State last weekend. The Gauchos fell to UC Irvine 6-3 on Saturday and later fell to Long Beach State 9-5 on Sunday.

Gaucho Offense
Sophomore Jessie Porter and sophomore Bryn Hudson are helping the Gauchos maintain their strong offense. Along with the sophomores, junior Lauren Martin has been a major asset to the teams offense, playing one of the hardest positions in the pool at whole set. Many of the freshmen are helping UCSB on both the offensive and defensive end of the pool, including freshman Taylor Shore, freshman Carly Christian, and freshman Jenna Solberg.

What's Up Next
After the conclusion of the regular season, the Gauchos will travel to Long Beach State to participate in the Big West Conference Championships. UCSB is ranked number five heading into the conference championships. The Gauchos are scheduled to play against No. 4 ranked Long Beach State on April 25 at 1:30 p.m. The rest of the Gauchos games will be determined based on their first match of the conference. 

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