#1 UC Irvine, #3 Long Beach State Look to #RaiseTheCup
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.
|HOW THEY MEASURE UP
| Overall Record in 2016
| Conference Record in 2016
| Highest National Ranking in 2017
| Last Regular Season Title
| Last Tournament Title
| Goals Scored Per Game
| Goals Against Per Game
|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 victory
Goalie Eirini Patras
"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
UC 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.
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