Nine Gauchos Garner MPSF All-Academic HonorsNine members of the UCSB men’s water polo team have garnered Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors it was announced by the conference on Friday. The Gauchos had the third-most honorees among the conference’s teams following Stanford (14) and UC Irvine (10).
Three Gauchos Garner All-MPSF HonorsA trio of UCSB men’s water polo players have garnered All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Honorable Mention accolades it was announced on Tuesday by the conference. Junior Brian Shoemaker, sophomore Matt Gronow and freshman Chase Racich each earned their first career all-league award.
Gauchos Defeat Pepperdine, Take Seventh at MPSF TournamentStaked to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter, No. 5-seed UC Santa Barbara held on for a 10-8 victory against No. 6-seed Pepperdine in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament’s seventh-place match Sunday morning at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center.
Fifth-Seeded Gauchos Edged Out by No. 4 Stanford, 11-10The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team was edged out of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation semifinals by Stanford, which posted a 11-10 victory over the Gauchos in the first round of the 2011 MPSF Championship Tournament at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday afternoon.
Fifth-Seeded Gauchos Head to MPSF ChampionshipUCSB will take on the nation's best at the 2011 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Tournament, which is being hosted by UCLA this Friday through Sunday. The Gauchos earned the fifth seed into the tournament and will face No. 4 seed Stanford in the first round.
No. 5 Gauchos Fall to No. 1 UCLA, 11-4No. 5 UC Santa Barbara was unable to overcome No. 1 UCLA, falling 11-4 in both teams’ final regular season contest on Saturday afternoon at the Bruins’ Spieker Aquatics Center.
Gauchos Defeat UC Irvine in Final 2011 Home GameIn a battle of the nation’s fifth-ranked programs, UC Santa Barbara came out on top Saturday afternoon with a 12-10 victory over visiting UC Irvine in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at Campus Pool.
Gauchos Open Season with Pair of WinsSeventh-ranked UC Santa Barbara cruised past La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at the UCLA Invitational to open the season with a 2-0 record. The Gauchos posted a 23-2 victory over La Verne before securing an equally convincing 16-4 win over Pomona-Pitzer in non-conference action at Spieker Aquactics Center.
2011 Water Polo Season Opens SaturdayThe seventh-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team will open its 2011 season this Saturday at the UCLA Invitational, a round robin tournament being held at the Bruins’ Spieker Aquatics Center. The Gauchos will play a pair of regular season contests against La Verne and Pomona Pitzer while also mixing in a pair of exhibition games against No. 9 Pepperdine and No. 3 UCLA.