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UCSB to Participate in Mountain Pacific Invitational Starting Fri.

The No. 6 Gauchos are ready to possibly face-off against some of the top teams in the country such as No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 USC, etc at Berkeley for the Mountain Pacific Tournament.
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Three goals in the fourth quarter sealed UCSB's fate on Saturday. (Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus)

No. 6 UCSB Thrives in Home Opener, Defeats UCSD & Occidental

After four road matches to begin the season, the No. 6 UCSB men's water polo team reigned victorious in its home opening weekend defeating No. 13 UCSD and Occidental College.
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Three goals in the fourth quarter sealed UCSB's fate on Saturday. (Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus)
The UCSB men’s water polo team enjoyed good success this season, which was in large part due to its star senior goalkeeper Chris Whitelegge. The California native relished his time as the starting goalkeeper for Santa Barbara. That all came to fruition on Senior Day when the Gauchos took on UC Irvine. In that match, Whitelegge had 11 saves to help lead his team to a narrow 6-5 victory in his final home match. Those 11 saves made Whitelegge UCSB’s all-time saves leader with a total of 828. The senior ended his collegiate career with 895 total saves, placing him second in the MPSF career saves while also adding to his school record. Whitelegge had an amazing career while at UCSB, and his record-breaking performance specifically encompassed that. 
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The UCSB men’s water polo team enjoyed good success this season, which was in large part due to its star senior goalkeeper Chris Whitelegge. The California native relished his time as the starting goalkeeper for Santa Barbara. That all came to fruition on Senior Day when the Gauchos took on UC Irvine. In that match, Whitelegge had 11 saves to help lead his team to a narrow 6-5 victory in his final home match. Those 11 saves made Whitelegge UCSB’s all-time saves leader with a total of 828. The senior ended his collegiate career with 895 total saves, placing him second in the MPSF career saves while also adding to his school record. Whitelegge had an amazing career while at UCSB, and his record-breaking performance specifically encompassed that. 
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Gauchos Return to Campus Pool

UCSB is set to play on Saturday, September 17 at Campus Pool against UC San Diego at 12 p.m. and Occidental at 2 p.m.
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Shane Hauschild passes the ball. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

No. 6 UCSB Begins 2016 Campaign at Triton Invitational

Hoping to build off of the success of last season, the No. 6 Gauchos, led by senior Mitchell Hamilton and junior Shane Hauschild, kick off the year at the annual Triton Invitational.
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Shane Hauschild passes the ball. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus
Bryn Hudson searches for a pass. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Bryn Hudson searches for a pass. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Seventh Place Finish in Gauchos NCAA Tourney Debut

After being defeated in the first and second rounds, the No. 7 UCSB women's water polo team ended its first ever postseason appearance with a seventh place finish in its 8-2 win over No. 13 San Diego ...
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Sophie Trabucco makes a pass on the Gauchos’ counterattack. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Take on Reigning Champion in No. 2 Stanford

After winning its first ever Big West Conference title, the No. 7 UCSB women's water polo team will attempt to pull off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA water polo history against reigning champion N...
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Sophie Trabucco makes a pass on the Gauchos’ counterattack. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
Taylor Shore looks to pass the ball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Taylor Shore looks to pass the ball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

No. 9 UCSB Earns First Conf. Title and NCAA Bid in Program History

It was a historical weekend for the No. 9 UCSB women's water polo team as the Gauchos 11-5 win over No. 8 Hawaii on Sunday earned them their first Big West Conference title and NCAA Tournament bid in ...
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After propelling herself from the water, Lauren Martin tries to block a shot on goal. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

A Risky Plunge Rewarded

Committed to enhancing her performance in the pool, Lauren Martin’s intentional redshirt decision has resulted in a career year for the center thus far.
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After propelling herself from the water, Lauren Martin tries to block a shot on goal. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Attempting to score, Samantha Murphy shoots the ball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Attempting to score, Samantha Murphy shoots the ball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

UCSB Looking To Overcome Tough Losses and Win Big West Tournament

After a tough loss that knocked them out of contention of the No. 1 seed, the Gauchos are ready to bounce back and try to win the Big West Tournament which will be hosted at home at Campus Pool.
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Samantha Murphy passes to a teammate. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Late Goal Prevents No. 7 Gauchos From Capturing No. 1 Seed

With the opportunity to capture the No. 1 seed in the Big West Conference Tournament, the No. 7 UCSB women's water polo team nearly earned the regular season title but were defeated by a game-winning ...
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Samantha Murphy passes to a teammate. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
Samantha Murphy makes a pass. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
Samantha Murphy makes a pass. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

UCSB Looks To Capture Top Seed In Big West

Despite its 1-3 record on the road, the UCSB women's water polo team will attempt to upset Long Beach State on its home territory in addition to possibly locking up either a No. 1 or No.2 seed in next...
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Brenna Thomas makes a long pass to a teammate. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Pull Off Big Win On Senior Day

No. 9 UCSB extends its winning streak to three after defeating No. 24 CSUN this past weekend.
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Brenna Thomas makes a long pass to a teammate. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
Sarah Kreiser searches for a teammate to pass to. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Sarah Kreiser searches for a teammate to pass to. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

UCSB Looks To Continue Climbing Conference Ladder

The Gauchos look to defeat fellow Big West opponent, CSUN, and try to move up in the conference rankings as playoff time approaches.
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Madison Delgado passes the ball to a teammate. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

No. 14 UCSB Benefits From Home Advantage, Upsets No. 4 Hawaii and No. 6 UCD

It was a monumental weekend for the No. 14 UCSB women's water polo team as it defeated No. 4 Hawaii for the first time since 2004 and overcame No. 6 UC Davis to improve to 2-1 in BIg West play.
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Madison Delgado passes the ball to a teammate. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Miranda Schrader shoots the ball past a defender, attempting to score. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Miranda Schrader shoots the ball past a defender, attempting to score. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

No. 14 Gauchos Shoot For First Conference Win This Weekend

This weekend No. 14 UCSB has a great opportunity to pick up its first conference win of the season when it takes on Big West foes, No. 9 UC Davis and No. 4 Hawai'i.
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