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Women's Water Polo

Big West Programs Continue Tournament Play

1/25/2017

Women's Water Polo Weekly Release No. 3

UC Irvine and Long Beach State make their 2017 debuts this week.


BIG WEST AT A GLANCE

UC SANTA BARBARA’S HOT START
UC Santa Barbara got off to a hot start going 4-2 at its Winter Invite last weekend. The Gauchos took down ranked opponents in No. 22 Cal Baptist and No. 15 Indiana while adding wins over  Marist and Pomona-Pitzer.  The Gauchos will travel to Arizona for the Arizona State Invitational this week and look to build upon their early success.

SHORE MAKES WAVES
UC Santa Barbara senior Taylor Shore had a weekend netting a collective 11 goals over the two days of action including two three-score performances versus Marist and Pomona-Pitzer. The veteran helped her team start the year 4-2 with back-to-back hat tricks while making an impact on the defensive end as well.

HAWAI‘I HITS THE GROUND RUNNING
Hawai‘i recorded a 3-2 mark at the UCSB Winter Invite last weekend after winning its first three games over No. 10 Pacific, Marist and No. 11 UC San Diego. Femke Aan paced all scorers on the Saturday of Tournament play with a hat trick. The Bows had spread offensive success over the first weekend of play with six different scorers versus Marist and five in the following match over UC San Diego.

FAIRCHILD FARES WELL IN OPENING WEEKEND

CSUN junior Katelyn Fairchile recorded nine scores in four games and had double-figure scoring performances in all four matches including three nationally ranked teams in No. 15 Indiana, No. 2 USC and No. 8 Michigan. The junior also added 14 steals as the Matadors went 1-3 at the UCSB Winter Invite.

IN THE PRESS 📰

#Big5: Five Things You Need To Know This Weekalt

 Back-To-Back
• UC Santa Barbara senior Taylor Shore recorded back-to-back hat tricks for a collective 11 goals at the UCSB Winter Invite
 UCSB at No. 8
• Defending Big West Tournament champion UCSB comes in at No. 8 nationally this week, a higher rank than 89% of its 2016 season
Top Ten
• Three #BigWest teams are ranked in the top 10 this week:
6) UC Irvine
T8) UC Santa Barbara
T8) Hawai'i
 Return to Action
• UC Irvine and Long Beach State kick off their 2017 campaigns THIS weekend
 Fairchild Stands Out
• Katelyn Fairchild recorded a pair of goals in all four of CSUN's games last weekend, including contests against 3 nationally ranked teams.
 


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