Gauchos Set to Host 2012 Southern California Tournament
Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Southern California Tournament
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (9-2) vs. No. 11 UC San Diego (5-3), 12 pm
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 3 Stanford (3-1) or No. 15 Princeton (7-4), 4:20/5:40 pm
at UCSB Campus Pool, Santa Barbara, Calif.
2012 Southern California Tournament Schedule and Results
Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Southern California Tournament
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara vs. TBD
at UCSB Campus Pool or Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, Calif.
The UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team (9-2) will be at home this weekend hosting the annual Southern California Tournament. The first game for the Gauchos will be against No. 11 UC San Diego (5-3), which they defeated earlier in the season by the score of 18-10 in a non-conference match. If the Gauchos prevail over UC San Diego, they will then play the winner of the No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 15 Princeton match in their second game on Saturday. If UCSB loses against the Tritons, they will play the loser of the same match.
Last Weekend's Match-Up
Sunday, Sept. 23, the Gauchos downed No. 20 Concordia, 15-6, in a neutral site game held at the USC McDonald's Swim Stadium. Junior Matt Gronow led all scoring with four goals and senior goalkeeper, Myles Christian led the team with six saves. With this victory, the Gauchos improved their overall record to 9-2.
In last year's Southern California Tournament, the Gauchos finished fifth. Defeating UC San Diego in its first match, UCSB fell to UCLA in its second match, 12-5. UCSB then defeated Pacific in a thrilling triple overtime game and finished the tournament with a win over UC Irvine 9-6 in the fifth-place game. In last year's tourney, Brian Shoemaker led all Gauchos in scoring with a total of eight goals.
Catch Up with Team Leaders
Home Sweet Home
To purchase tickets for the Southern California Tournament visit the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, call (805) 893-UCSB or click here.