No. 13 Gauchos Go 3-0 in UCSB Mini Invitational

April 22, 2006

Santa Barbara, Calif. - The No. 13 UC Santa Barbara women's water polo team won all three of its contests Saturday in the UCSB Mini Tournament, outscoring Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino and Chapman by a combined count of 44-11.

In its first match of the day against Pomona, UCSB jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a pair of goal from Lindsay Knott. Pomona held the Gauchos scoreless in the second period and scored a pair of goals to cut its deficit in half. Santa Barbara got back on track in the third quarter though as Alaina Whitaker scored her second goal of the game and Annie Kienning and Sarah Kovach each recorded their first goals of the game. Whitaker would tack on one more in the fourth and Jennifer D'Anna would add two, helping the Gauchos cruise to a 13-2 victory.

D'Anna's hot hand carried over into their second game of the day against Chapman as both her and ZiZi Clark recorded two goals in the first quarter. Up 5-0 going into the second quarter, Katie MacLean put Chapman on the scoreboard, but four other Gauchos would score to extend the Santa Barbara lead to seven, 8-1. Annie Kienning scored two more goals in the fourth period helping UCSB to a 16-4 victory.

In the Gauchos' third and final game, UCSB got off to a slow start against Cal State San Bernardino, scoring just once in the first quarter. D'Anna , Kienning and Kovach all scored in the second as the Gauchos went up 4-2 and in the third, Kienning and D'Anna scored again, as well as ZiZi Clark and Knott. In the fourth, it was all Santa Barbara as the Gauchos scored seven times, cruising to a 15-5 win.

In other action, San Bernardino beat Cal State Monterey Bay 13-7, Pomona-Pitzer beat Chapman 9-7, Chapman beat CSUMB 11-5 and San Benardino beat Pomona 12-5.

UCSB returns to action this week when the MPSF Tournament begins on Apr. 27.

Game #1	1	2	3	4	Total
Chapman	2	1	2	2	7
Pomona	3	3	1	2	9

Game #2 1 2 3 4 Total CSUSB 3 3 4 3 13 CSUMB 1 3 1 2 7

Game #3 1 2 3 4 Total Pomona 0 2 0 0 2 UCSB 4 0 3 5 13

Game #4 1 2 3 4 Total Chapman 1 6 3 1 11 CSUMB 1 2 2 0 5

Game #5 1 2 3 4 Total Pomona 2 2 1 0 5 CSUSB 2 4 4 2 12

Game #6 1 2 3 4 Total Chapman 0 1 1 2 4 UCSB 5 4 3 4 16

Game #7 1 2 3 4 Total CSUSB 0 2 0 3 5 UCSB 1 3 4 7 15