No. 13 UCSB Continues Season at Redlands and at UCSD Triton Invite

Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson

The Schedule
Friday, February 8, 2013
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara at Redlands, 4 p.m.
at Thompson Aquatics Center

Saturday, February 9, 2013
UCSD Triton Invite
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara vs. CSU Bakersfield, 12 p.m.
at Canyonview Aquatic Center

Sunday, February 10, 2013
UCSD Triton Invite
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara vs. TBA
at Canyonview Aquatic Center

This Week in Competition
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (7-2) will be on the road this weekend as the team continues its 2013 campaign on Friday at Redlands University (2-0). The team will then travel to No. 19 UC San Diego to compete in the UCSD Triton Invite which takes place during February 9-10. UCSB will open the tournament against CSU Bakersfield (1-6) on Saturday, February 9, at noon. Other competing schools at the two day tournament are No. 1 Stanford, No. 6 UC Irvine, No. 7 San Diego State, No. 11 Michigan, No. 13 UC Davis, No. 17 Cal State Northridge, No. 17 Hartwick, Sonoma State, Santa Clara, CSU Bakersfield and Long Beach State.

So Far This Season
The Gauchos are off to a solid start as they pose an overall record of 7-2. Hosting the Winter Invite two weeks ago, UC Santa Barbara went 5-2 during the three day tournament.

Team Leaders
Leading the Gauchos' offense with 18 goals and continuing to impress is freshman Samantha Murphy. Senior Rachel Nelson is off to another solid season as she has posted 14 goals. Continuing to lead the defense is senior goalkeeper Ruth Milne as she has recorded 45 saves with an average of 7.8 saves per game.

Up Next for the Gauchos
After concluding this weekend's round of competition, UC Santa Barbara will have a week off and then head down to Irvine to play at the Irvine Invite which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24.

Tickets for home women's water polo games are available by visiting the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, by calling (805) 893-UCSB or by clicking here.