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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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Sarah Kreiser gets ready to throw the ball into the net. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Drop Tough Conference Opener

UCSB musters only one goal in the second half and lose its conference opener to No. 6 UCI.
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Sarah Kreiser gets ready to throw the ball into the net. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
After calling to a teammate, Bryn Hudson throws her the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
After calling to a teammate, Bryn Hudson throws her the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

UCSB Travels to Irvine to Start Conference Play

The Gauchos are ready to kick off conference play against UCI.
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Sophie Trabucco wrestles off a defender and tries to pass. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Gauchos Stay Hot And Extend Winning Streak to Four

UCSB extends its' hot streak to four straight victories after defeating La Verne and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps this past weekend.
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Sophie Trabucco wrestles off a defender and tries to pass. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Samantha Murphey takes a shot on goal. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Samantha Murphey takes a shot on goal. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

No. 14 UCSB to Conclude Road Trip at Claremont Convergence Tournament

The final two matches of the UCSB women's water polo team's road journey will end this Saturday as it prepares to face La Verne and Claremont Mudd-Scripps in the Claremont Convergence Tournament.
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Taylor Shore searches for a pass. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus

No. 17 Gauchos Recover from Slow Start in UCI Invitational

Losses to No. 3 Cal and No. 12 Pacific in the first day of the UCI invitational extended the UCSB women's water polo team's losing streak to five matches. However, the Gauchos managed to get back on t...
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Taylor Shore searches for a pass. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus
After calling to a teammate, Bryn Hudson throws her the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
After calling to a teammate, Bryn Hudson throws her the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

No. 17 Gauchos Prepare for UCI Invitational this Weekend

The UCSB women's water polo team will attempt to erase its three-match losing streak playing in the UC Irvine Invitational. Santa Barbara will participate in Group C" of this weekend's competition alo...
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