Gauchos Top UCLA for First Time in Program History

Gauchos Top UCLA for First Time in Program History

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - For the first time in program history, the UC Santa Barbara women's swim team defeated UCLA, outscoring the Bruins 137.5-123.5 on Saturday afternoon at Campus Pool. 

In the first race of the day, UCSB "A" relay (3:47.61) came in a close second place to UCLA "A" relay (3:46.59) in the 400 medley relay.

Sophomores Emily Boggess (10:13.29) and Rachel Forbes(10:15.60) took first and second in the 1000 freestyle.

Emily Ward achieved her first win of the day in the 200 freestyle with a tie of 1:52.35. Followed by teammates Haley Herzberg (1:54.61) in third and Samantha Le (1:55.42) in fifth.

Elena England (57.16) and Tara Middleton (58.16) placed second and third in the 100 backstroke.

Heaven Quintana achieved her first win of the day in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.60.

In the most exciting race of the day, Gaucho women took first, second, and third place just out-touching the UCLA women in the 50 freestyle. Emily Ward (24.20), Bryn McGowan (24.60), and Lexi Fusari (24.68) were the victorious three.

Emily Ward takes her third win of the day in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.82. Followed by teammate Lilly Helmuth-Malone taking third (53.45).

Freshman Elena England held her own against UCLA by placing second in the 200 backstroke (2:01.75).

Brittney Straw earned the team 4 points by placing second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.81.

Emily Boggess took her second win of the day in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:58.05. Followed by teammate Haley Herzberg in third (5:01.00).

Heaven Quintana took her second win of the day in the 100 butterfly (54.40). Followed by teammate Jacquelyn Harris (56.07) who was just out-touched by UCLA and finished with third.

Heaven Quintana (2:05.68) placed second in the 200 IM, her third individual race of the day.

In the final race of the day, the Gaucho women took both first and second places in the 200 freestyle relay. UCSB "A" relay (1:36.20) and UCSB "B" relay (1:37.23) swam their hearts out in the exciting race.

The Gaucho women will be back in the pool next weekend at Cal Poly on October 28th and then home against Hawaii on October 29th.