Defending Tournament champion Hawai'i opened the day with a win over UC Davis. Host UC Santa Barbara claimed the second victory on the day with an 8-4 finish highlighted by a record-tying performance from Irene Gonzalez who had five scores on the day. Her offensive efforts tied the Big West women's water polo Tournament record for goals scored in a single game.
Water Polo Pulls Away From UC Davis Late To Advance At Big West
Opening up their title defense at the Big West Championship, the No. 8 University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine water polo team (19-7) defeated the No. 10 UC Davis Aggies (17-12) on Friday afternoon at the UCSB Campus Pool in Santa Barbara, Calif., 10-6. With the opening-round victory, the Rainbow Wahine advance to the semifinals to face the top-seeded No. 11 Long Beach State on Saturday afternoon.
Murphy's Hat Trick Leads No. 9 Gauchos Past CSUN in Big West Tournament 1st Round, 8-4
Samantha Murphy recorded a hat trick and third-seeded UC Santa Barbara limited sixth-seeded Cal State Northridge to one goal in the second half en route to an 8-4 win in a quarterfinal match at the Big West Conference Tournament on Friday at Campus Pool.