Hawai'i and UC Santa Barbara Will Battle for Tournament Title
Water Polo Surges Past Long Beach State Into Big West Final, 6-4
The defending Big West Champion No. 8 University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine water polo team (20-7) defeated the top-seeded No. 11 Long Beach State 49ers (17-11) on Saturday afternoon at UCSB's Campus Pool in Santa Barbara, Calif., 6-4. Moving into their second-straight conference final, the 'Bows now have a chance to claim the title in consecutive years, and their third since joining the conference.
After 1:23 seconds went by in the eighth period of game action, Samantha Murphy delivered the golden goal to send No. 9 UCSB to Sunday's Championship game, as the Gauchos upset No. 7 UC Irvine in a 7-6 sudden death overtime marathon.