UC Santa Barbara's Christina Mullane shines against defending NCAA champions Stanford, leading the Gaucho offense with two goals and three assists in a close match that ended 12-8 in Stanford's favor at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational.

The Big Picture

The Gaucho women's water polo team put up a strong fight against a top-ranked opponent, showcasing their potential and readiness for the upcoming Big West conference play.

By the Numbers
  • Christina Mullane: 2 goals, 3 assists
  • Madison Walker (Goalkeeper): 13 saves
State of Play
  • UC Santa Barbara kept the game close, trailing Stanford by only two goals heading into the final quarter.
  • Mullane's outstanding performance marked a career-high point total against a Division I opponent.
  • The team's resilience and competitive spirit bode well for their future matches and conference play.
What's Next

UCSB will face No. 13 Indiana in their next game at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, continuing their tough competition against ranked teams to prepare for the Big West conference play.

Bottom Line

Despite falling short against Stanford, UC Santa Barbara's women's water polo team showed determination and promise, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead as they gear up for conference challenges.