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The Gauchos get pumped for the game. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus
The Gauchos get pumped for the game. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus

A Refreshing Change of Scenery: UCSB’s Conference Turnaround

The Gauchos decision to change conferences this past year might have hurt some feelings and strained some relationships, but there is no doubt that there decision to move, was the right one.
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Spencer Likins pump fakes before taking a shot on goal. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Poised for Success, On Road for Conf. Tourney

After a successful 18-6 overall record through the regular season, and a 5-0 conf. record, UCSB is ready for the GCC Tournament.
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Spencer Likins pump fakes before taking a shot on goal. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus
Reed Cotterill puts up a hand to block the goal. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus
Reed Cotterill puts up a hand to block the goal. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus

No. 4 UCSB Accomplishes First Perfect Conference Record Finish in 37 Years

After handing Pepperdine a 10-8 loss, the Gauchos celebrated the inaugural Golden Coast Conference regular season championship.
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Shane Hauschild takes a shot at the goal. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Aim for Perfect Conference Finish on Senior Night

UCSB is ready to take on Pepperdine on Senior Night and go undefeated in conference for the first time since 1979, which is also the last time it won an NCAA championship.
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Shane Hauschild takes a shot at the goal. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Borislav Jovanovic takes a shot on goal. Campbell Nolan / Daily Nexus
Borislav Jovanovic takes a shot on goal. Campbell Nolan / Daily Nexus

No. 5 UCSB Narrowly Defeats No. 18 UCI 10-9, Improves to 3-0 in Conference Play

A win is a win. That’s exactly what the No. 5 UCSB men’s water polo team felt after narrowly defeating No. 18 UCI at Irvine 10-9 in a game that went down to the wire after the home team jumped to ...
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Tommy Fellner looks for someone to pass to. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus

No. 5 UCSB Excited to Maintain Perfect Conference Record

After two big upset last week, the Gauchos have jumped to No. 5 in the country and will look to continue its winning ways at UCI.
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Tommy Fellner looks for someone to pass to. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus
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No. 7 UCSB Hosting LBSU in Second Ever Night Game

The Gauchos are ready to face off in its second conference game of the season against LBSU at Campus Pool for a primetime match-up.
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No. 7 UCSB’s Winning Streak Snapped, Lose at No. 3 USC

Riding the high of a three-game winning streak, the No. 7 Gauchos fell flat on their face at No. 3 USC being blown out 16-6.
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Reed Cotterill attempts to block a shot on goal. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus
Reed Cotterill attempts to block a shot on goal. Eric Swenson / Daily Nexus

No. 7 ‘Chos Dominate in Wins Over La Verne & Whittier

In the final two of its four matches at Campus Pool, the No. 7 UCSB men's water polo team made a profound statement outscoring both La Verne and Whittier by a combined score of 31-5.
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No. 7 UCSB Hosts La Verne, Whittier in Doubleheader, Travels to So Cal to Face No. 3 USC

Coming off a win last night, the Gauchos now have a doubleheader today before heading on the road to USC tomorrow.
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Mitchell Hamilton getting ready to shoot on goal. Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus
Mitchell Hamilton getting ready to shoot on goal. Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Roll Past Spartans 13-7, Notch First Conference Win

The No. 7 UCSB men’s water polo team picked up a big win in its conference opener Friday night under the lights as it beat San Jose State handily, 13-7.
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Tor Jensen passes the ball. Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus

No. 7 UCSB Opens Conference Against SJSU in First-Ever Night Match at Home

After 20-plus years in the MPSF, the Gauchos begin conference play in the Golden Coast Conference while also taking part in its first ever match under the lights.
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Tor Jensen passes the ball. Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus
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No. 7 Gauchos Fall to No. 1 Bruins Despite Valiant Effort

No. 7 UCSB gave top-ranked UCLA their most physical match of the season and kept it close right until the very end.
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No. 7 Gauchos Aspire To Upset Top-Ranked UCLA

The UCSB men's water polo team certainly has its hands full facing unbeaten, No. 1 UCLA, but it is confident it can get the job done and hand the Bruins their first loss in 53 matches.
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Gauchos Defeat Waves 10-8 For Huge Road Victory

In its second match against Pepperdine, UCSB pulled off another win thanks to hat-trick performances from Reed Cotterill and Shane Hauschild.
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