February 8, 2009

Gauchos Win Pair, Take 13th at Triton Invitational

Feb. 8, 2009

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 20 UC Santa Barbara women's water polo team took 13th place at the 2009 Triton Invitational on Sunday after defeating Maryland, 14-9, and Cal Baptist, 18-10, at UC San Diego's Canyonview Aquatic Center. Senior Gillian Morgan once again led the team, tallying a career-high six goals in each of Sunday's contests.

With the wins, UCSB improves to 4-3 on the season.

In the first game of the day, the Gauchos took a 3-2 lead in the first quarter and stretched their advantage to 7-3 by half time. Maryland posted five goals in the third quarter, but UCSB still held a 10-8 advantage heading into the final quarter. The Gauchos outscored Maryland, 4-1, in the final eight minutes to capture the 14-9 win.

Morgan posted six goals in the victory and Lizzie Rouleau tallied two to lead UCSB. Kate Murphy tied her season-high with nine saves in the goal.

Against Cal Baptist, UCSB once again grabbed the lead in the first quarter and held a 4-2 advantage after the first eight minutes. The Gauchos outscored the Lancers 5-1 in the second period and went into half time with a 9-3 lead. Each team exchanged five goals in the third before UCSB out-shot Cal Baptist 4-2 in the fourth quarter to take an 18-10 victory.

Morgan doubled her daily total with six goals in the win over the Lancers and Claire Buchanan and Amanda Tipton each chipped in two apiece. Chelsea Carrillo posted six saves for UCSB.

UCSB will be back in action on Feb. 21 when they head to the UC Irvine Invitational.

UCSB 14, Maryland 9

		1	2	3	4	Final
UCSB		3	4	3	4	14
Maryland	2	1	5	1	9

UCSB Goals: Gillian Morgan 6, Kathryn Nelson 1, Alyssa Rangel 1, Lizzie Rouleau 2, Jillian Waldron 1, Amanda Tipton 1, Kristin Kulakowski 1, Katlin Kubas 1.
UCSB Goalie Saves: Kate Murphy 9.

Maryland Goals: Hopkins 3, Goetsch 1, Hosko 2, Lau 1, Powers 1, Stancic 1.

UCSB 18, Cal Baptist 10

	1	2	3	4	Final
UCSB	4	5	5	4	18
CBU	2	1	5	2	10

UCSB Goals: Gillian Morgan 6, Amanda Tipton 2, Alyssa Rangel 1, Claire Buchanan 2, Elle Quane 1, Alisha Khan 1, Kristin Kulakowski 1, Katie Kepner 1, Katlin Kubas 1, Marilee Silveria 1.
UCSB Goalie Saves: Chelsea Carrillo 6.

Cal Baptist Goals: Pais 2, Gentry 2, Brown 1, Chebalier 5.

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