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#1 UC Irvine, #3 Long Beach State Look to #RaiseTheCup

4/30/2017

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While one has five Big West Tournament titles to its name, the other looks to make history. #1 UC Irvine seeks its sixth tournament championship while #3 Long Beach State looks to make program history and bring its first-ever tournament title home to the Beach.

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HOW THEY MEASURE UP
   UCI  LBSU
 Overall Record in 2016  22-6  18-11
 Conference Record in 2016  5-0  3-2
 Highest National Ranking in 2017  6  11
 Last Regular Season Title  2017  2016
 Last Tournament Title  2014  NA
 Goals Scored Per Game 10.15 8.63
 Goals Against Per Game 6.89  7.70
Regular season head-to-head result: 
UCI def. LBSU, 6-3




Long Beach State's Road to
RAISING THE CUP


The queens of the overtime overtures... Long Beach State claimed both of its Big West Tournament victories in overtime after a thrilling 7-6 win on day one against defending tournament champion, UC Santa Barbara, and an impressive 8-7 win Saturday over No. 2 seed Hawai'i.

Keys to victoryalt

          Goalie Eirini Patras
          Team mentality
          Press

"We play for each other, that's what we do. We play for each other." 
- senior defender, Christina Kotsia

"The key tomorrow is change nothing and looking at everyone on our team. We're going to look for every, single girl. We're not looking for a hero, our team's going to step up and be the hero tomorrow."
- sophomore attacker, Tori Morrissey



UC Irvine's Road to RAISING THE CUP
altUC Irvine earned the No. 1 seed after finishing league undefeated at 5-0 to claim its seventh regular season title in the league's nine-year history.

The Anteaters skated to a 14-2 win over #4 UC Davis, Saturday, and advanced to the championship match for the eighth time and look to claim its sixth title Sunday.

RECORD RECAP

6 GOALS (NEW RECORD) - Junior 'Eater Mary Brooks set a new Big West Tournament record with six scores in a asingle contest

15 SAVES (T-2ND) - Senior Annika Nelson recorded a career-high 15 saves versus UC Davis which ties for the second-most stops in a game


#RaiseTheCup