2012 Women's Water Polo News

May 4, 2012
Milne and Haroldson Garner All-Big West Honors
Juniors Ruth Milne and Shelby Haroldson were named 2012 All-Big West Conference selections it was announced by the league’s office today. Milne garnered First Team honors while Haroldson was named to the Second Team.

April 29, 2012
Gauchos Come From Behind to Force Overtime, Fall to UC Davis in Big West Semifinal
Trailing by four goals in the fourth quarter, the third-seeded UC Santa Barbara women's water polo team mounted a comeback against second-seeded UC Davis and forced overtime in Saturday's second Big West Conference Tournament semifinal game at the Aggies' Schaal Aquatics Center.

April 29, 2012
Gauchos Take Fourth at Big West Tournament
Coming off of a narrow overtime loss to host UC Davis on Saturday night, the UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team dropped another heartbreaker to Cal State Northridge, 6-5, in the Big West Conference Tournament third-place game on Sunday afternoon at Schaal Aquatics Center.

April 27, 2012
Gaucho Win on the First Day of Big West Tournament
The Gauchos kicked off the Big West Conference Tournament on a beautiful afternoon in Davis, California. UCSB clinched a win against Pacific this evening at UC Davis Schaal Aquatics Center, 9-5.

April 26, 2012
UCSB Heads Off to the Big West Conference Tournament
The Gauchos set off to Davis, Calif. as they end the season at the Big West Conference Women’s Water Polo Championship at UC Davis Schaal Aquatics Center this weekend.

April 15, 2012
Gauchos Clinch a Win and Big West Third Seed
No. 15 UCSB (19-13, 3-2) defeated Pacific (10-16, 2-3) earlier this morning, 8-7. The Gauchos opened up the game with two back-to-back goals. Pacific scored only one in the first quarter, and the Gauchos took an early lead, 2-1.

April 14, 2012
No. 15 Gauchos Edged Out by No. 11 UC Davis, 9-8
UC Davis' Alicia Began scored with nine seconds remaining in regulation to push No. 11 UC Davis over No. 15 UC Santa Barbara, 9-8, in a thrilling Big West Conference women's water polo game at Schaal Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon.

April 13, 2012
No. 15 Gauchos Wrap Up the Regular Season
The Gauchos will head up to Northern California when they play their last two games of the regular season this weekend. UCSB’s first game will be played against No. 11 UC Davis at UC Davis on Saturday. They will travel to Pacific the following day concluding the regular season.

April 8, 2012
Home Games Come to an End, and the Gauchos Score a Pair of Wins
It was a beautiful day in Santa Barbara when Gaucho seniors Katie Zakula and Elle Quane played their last two games as Gauchos at Campus Pool. In the first game of the day at 11:30 am, UCSB cranked out a win against Cal State Northridge, 5-3. Later that afternoon, they faced Cal Baptist and accumulated another win, 9-7.

April 5, 2012
Gauchos Host Final 2012 Home Contests, Celebrate Seniors on Saturday
The UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team will host its final two home contests of the 2012 season this Saturday. The Gauchos will host Cal State Northridge in a Big West Conference contest at 11:30 am before hosting Cal Baptist at 5:30 pm.

April 1, 2012
Big Second Period Lifts No. 6 UC Irvine Past No. 15 UCSB, 8-4
Sixth-ranked UC Irvine exploded for five goals in the second period en route to an 8-4 Big West Conference water polo win over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon.

March 31, 2012
Gauchos Work Overtime for 4-3 Win in Big West Opening Win Over Long Beach State
Junior Shelby Haroldson scored her second goal of the match in the fifth overtime period to lift 15th-ranked UC Santa Barbara to a 4-3 sudden death victory over visiting Long Beach State in the Big West opener for both schools on Saturday.

March 29, 2012
UCSB Opens Big West Action Against Long Beach State and UC Irvine
No. 15 UC Santa Barbara will open Big West Conference action this weekend at home as it hosts Long Beach State on Saturday and defending league champion UC Irvine on Sunday. Both games are slated for noon starts.

March 26, 2012
No. 14 Gauchos Down Brown, 8-5
Behind a strong defensive effort, No. 14 UC Santa Barbara (15-11) defeated visiting Brown, 8-5, at Campus Pool on Monday afternoon in its final game prior to the opening of Big West Conference play.

March 25, 2012
No. 14 Gauchos Unable to Overcome No. 2 Stanford
No. 2 Stanford (15-1) proved to be too much to handle for No. 14 UC Santa Barbara (14-11) on Sunday afternoon as the visiting Cardinal defeated the Gauchos, 12-2, at Campus Pool.

March 24, 2012
No. 14 Gauchos are Back in Action
No. 14 UC Santa Barbara will have two games in this upcoming week. Both of the games will take place at UCSB’s home, Campus Pool.

March 14, 2012
3/14: Women's Water Polo: No. 16 UCSB Sweeps Doubleheader
UCSB sweeps doubleheader by defeating Iona 7-6 in the first game and defeating Bucknell 14-4 in the second game.

March 14, 2012
UCSB Takes a Pair of Wins over Iona and Bucknell
It was a good day for UCSB women’s water polo on Wednesday as the No. 16 Gauchos (14-10) won a pair of games against Iona (6-5) and Bucknell (8-9).

March 11, 2012
No. 16 UCSB defeats Harvard
No. 16 UC Santa Barbara (12-10) returned home Saturday afternoon, when they faced Harvard (8-6) at 12 pm. The Gauchos came out strong, and beat the Crimson, 10-9.

March 8, 2012
No. 16 Gauchos Return Home
The No. 16 Gauchos will return home for the first time three weeks when they face Harvard at 12 pm on Sunday at Campus Pool.

March 3, 2012
No. 10 Gauchos Split Pair at Posada Royale Invitational
The No. 10 UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team (11-10) split its two games on Saturday morning at the Posada Royale Invitational, which is being hosted by Cal Lutheran. The Gauchos suffered a narrow, 7-6, loss to Occidental before rolling past Azusa Pacific, 15-3.

March 1, 2012
UCSB Reaches Nation's Top 10
The No. 10 Gauchos will be away from home for the third consecutive weekend in a row. UCSB will head down to Thousand Oaks, Calif. for the Posada Royale Invitational.

February 26, 2012
Gauchos Upset No. 8 San Jose State, Take 10th at UCI Invitational
The No. 15 Gauchos (10-9) were back in action at the UCI Invitational on a beautiful Sunday in Irvine, Calif. when they beat No. 8 San Jose State (8-7), 9-8, and suffered a tough loss against No. 7 UC Irvine (14-3), 11-5.

February 25, 2012
UCSB Kicks Off the Weekend at the UCI Invitational
After having a weekend off, No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (9-8) was back in action as they traveled down to Irvine, Calif. for the UCI Invitational.

February 16, 2012
UCSB Heads to Irvine for the UCI Invitational
The No. 15 Gauchos return down south to Irvine, Calif. for the UCI Invitational this upcoming weekend.

February 12, 2012
Gauchos Finish Seventh in the UCSD Triton Invitational
No. 16 UCSB (8-7) was back in action on Sunday as it wrapped up the UCSD Triton Invitational. The Gauchos faced No. 9 Indiana (7-3) for the second time this season and suffered a tough loss, 7-5. UCSB bounced back later in the afternoon when it also faced No. 19 Cal State Northridge (3-8) for the second time this season, and once again accumulated the win, 10-8.

February 11, 2012
Gauchos Kick Off the Weekend with a Win
It was another perfect weekend for women’s water polo when No. 16 UC Santa Barbara traveled down south for the UCSD Triton Invitational.

February 9, 2012
On the Road Again, Gauchos Head to Triton Invitational
After having a short break this weekend, No. 16 UCSB heads down to La Jolla, Calif. for UC San Diego’s annual Triton Invitational.

February 1, 2012
Milne Repeats as Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week
UC Santa Barbara goalkeeper Ruth Milne earned her second straight Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week honor after six strong games in the cage in which she averaged 13.3 saves.

January 29, 2012
Gauchos Get Their Sixth Win, Suffer a Tough Loss to Indiana
No. 17 UC Santa Barbara split its two games on the second and final day of the UCSB Winter Invite, which was held at Campus Pool. The Gauchos (7-4) dominated Cal State Bakersfield (1-3), 11-4, before suffering a tough overtime loss to No. 9 Indiana (5-2), 8-6.

January 28, 2012
Gauchos Come Out of the First Day of the UCSB Invite With a Pair of Wins
It was another beautiful day in Santa Barbara as the UCSB Winter Invite began at 8 am Saturday morning at Campus Pool. No. 17 UC Santa Barbara (5-3) set the standard for tournament play as it won both of its matches. The Gauchos kicked off the tournament with a dominating win over Sonoma State (1-2), 10-2, and later defeated No. 19 Cal State Northridge (1-1), 9-6.

January 27, 2012
Gaucho’s Suffer a Tough Loss against Arizona State, But Get the Win Against Concordia
It was a perfect day for water polo at Campus Pool, when No. 17 UC Santa Barbara (3-4) suffered a tough loss to No. 6 Arizona State (1-0), but came back with fire obtaining a win against Concordia (0-1).

January 26, 2012
Gauchos Open at Home Friday, Hosts UCSB Winter Invite
The No. 17 ranked UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo open its 2012 home schedule this weekend. The games begin on Friday when the Gauchos play against No. 6 ranked Arizona State at noon and again at 3:30 pm against Concordia. The team will stay at Campus Pool for the remainder of the weekend when the Gauchos host the UCSB Winter Invite.

January 25, 2012
Ruth Milne Named Big West Player of the Week
UC Santa Barbara goalkeeper Ruth Milne broke the school's career saves record just two games into her junior season and had three double-digit save performances to claim the initial Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week award for 2012.

January 22, 2012
No. 17 Gauchos Split Pair on Final Day of Spartan Invitational
No. 17 UC Santa Barbara split a pair of games on Sunday, the final day of the Spartan Invitational at San Jose State. The Gauchos (2-3) defeated Fraser Valley of Canada in an exhibition, 15-10, before falling to No. 2 Cal, 11-7.

January 21, 2012
No. 17 Gauchos Open Spartan Invitational With a Pair of 12-8 Losses
No. 17 UC Santa Barbara (2-2) suffered its first losses of the 2012 season on Saturday as the Gauchos fell to No. 16 UC Davis (1-0) and San Jose State (2-0), 12-8, during their opening games at San Jose State's Spartan Invitational.

January 20, 2012
Gauchos Down Santa Clara, Milne Breaks UCSB Career Blocks Record
No. 17 UCSB (2-0) continued its season-opening road swing on Friday afternoon with a 9-4 victory over Santa Clara (0-1) at the Broncos’ Sullivan Aquatic Center.

January 19, 2012
No. 17 Gauchos Open Season With Win Over Cal State Monterey Bay
The No. 17 UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo (1-0) team held on for a 10-9 victory at Cal State Monterey Bay to open the 2012 campaign on Thursday afternoon. Kacey Creek and Nancy Ruano each scored four goals to lead the Gauchos offensively.

January 18, 2012
2012 Women’s Water Polo Season Opens Thursday
The UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team opens its 2012 campaign this Thursday at Cal State Monterey Bay.

January 3, 2012
Women’s Water Polo Signs Seven to National Letters of Intent
The UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo program, under the new leadership of head coach Cathy Neushul, has signed seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period.

October 5, 2011
Neushul Named Women's Water Polo Coach, Wigo Remains in Primary Leadership Role as Program's Director
UC Santa Barbara Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mark Massari is pleased to announce the re-organization of the leadership in the Gaucho women’s water polo program for the 2011-12 season.

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24 Gauchos Garner Big West Academic All-Conference Distinction
A total of 24 UC Santa Barbara student-athletes that compete in winter or spring Big West Conference sponsored sports were honored with Academic All-Conference honors it was announced on Friday.