Water Polo

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UCSB Avoids Sweep in MPSF Tournament, Captures Seventh-Place with Win over LBSU

Despite back-to-back losses to No.2 Cal and No. 7 UCI to start the MPSF Tournament, a narrow 7-6 victory over Long Beach State helped the No. 6 UCSB men's water polo team finish in seventh-place at th...
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No. 6 UCSB Opens MPSF Championship Run at No. 2 Cal

The Gauchos have never won an MPSF Championship, but they begin their potential run for their first ever this Friday.
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The Gauchos put up a strong defense. Benjamin Pu/Daily Nexus
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Scoring Spree in Season Finale Helps Gauchos Clinch No. 6 Seed in MPSF Tournament

For the first time since 2013, the No. 6 UCSB men's water polo team finished with a winning overall record at 15-9 after Its 17-8 rout of Pepperdine on Sunday. With the victory, the Gauchos captured t...
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MPSF Seeding at Stake in Regular Season Finale

The MPSF Tournament takes place next Friday, Nov. 20th, and the UCSB men's water polo team has a chance to solidify its chances in its final game.
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Mitchell Hamilton pump fakes, successfully distracting the defense. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

No. 6 UCSB Falls to No. 1 UCLA, Defeats No. 16 UCSD in OT

In their second to last weekend of the regular season, the Gauchos bounced back from a difficult matchup with the Bruins to pick up a win in a high scoring game with the Tritons.
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Gauchos Driven by Desire to Upset Top Ranked Bruins, Travel to No. 16 UCSD After

Only three games remain for the UCSB men's water polo team until the beginning of the MPSF Tournament on Friday, Nov. 20th. Currently in sixth-place in the conference standings, pulling off an upset a...
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Derek Shoemaker prepares to take a shot on goal. Benjamin Pu/Daily Nexus
Borislav Jovanovic passes the ball. Benjamin Pu/Daily Nexus

Gauchos Rise to the Occasion in Senior Day Duel

In its final home match of the regular season, the UCSB men's water team managed to persevere with a pivotal 6-5 comeback victory over UC Irvine.
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UCSB Still in Search of First Home Conference Victory, Host Anteaters

Currently in sixth-place in the MPSF standings, the UCSB men's water polo team is just one match ahead of UCI, who ranks seventh in the conference.
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Attempting to cherry pick, Mitchell Hamilton shoots a fast skip shot. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus
Shane Hauschild passes the ball. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

UCSB’s Offense Dominates Spartans, Comes Up Short Against Stanford in the Fourth

The UCSB men's water polo team tied its season-high of 13 goals against San Jose State, but was unable to defend the aggressive offensive attack of No. 5 Stanford.
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Gauchos Confident in Extending Their Success on the Road

With just six matches remaining this season, the No. 6 UCSB men's water polo looks to solidify its chances in the MPSF standings against San Jose State and No. 5 Standford.
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Cameron Yates attempts to block a shot on goal. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus
Liam Gaughan passes the ball after pulling defenders out of their zones. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

No. 6 UCSB Takes Down No. 8 LBSU For First MPSF Win

A big win over Long Beach State ends a long run of losses in MPSF play.
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UCSB Seeking First MPSF Win of the Season

The No. 6 UCSB men's water polo team prepares to travel to Long Beach State on Saturday and will return home to Campus Pool to host the Trojans on Sunday. The Gauchos have defeated the 49ers three tim...
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Nicolas Jordan struggles for control over the ball as three defenders close in. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus
Reed Cotterill keeps the attacker from pushing in towards the cage. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

Solid Showing for UCSB at SoCal Tournament

Taking a break from MPSF play, UCSB snags a couple of wins playing against some of the nation's top teams.
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Gauchos Determined To Overcome Home Letdown

After enduring losses to No. 4 Cal Berkeley and No. 5 Pacific in its home conference opener last weekend, the No. 6 UCSB men's water polo team prepares for its match against No. 11 UCSD in the SoCal t...
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Liam Gaughan defends the goal against his opponent. Peoyuan Li/Daily Nexus
A UCSB Alumni player hammers home a shot far too quickly for the Gauchos' goalie, Kyle Garwick, to react. Jose Ochoa/Daily Nexus

Back-to-Back Scoreless Fourth Quarters Doom Gauchos to Open MPSF Play

Opening up MPSF play against a pair of formidable opponents, the UCSB men's water polo team fell just short with a pair of losses.
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