UC Santa Barbara Women's Water Polo team secures a victory against No. 13 UC San Diego, propelled by a strong start and standout performances from players like Drew Halvorson and Leigh Lyter.

The Big Picture

The team's focus on enhancing chemistry and building a solid foundation illustrates their commitment to preparing for the upcoming Big West conference play.

By the Numbers
  • Amaral and Mullane led in points with four each.
  • Halvorson and Lyter both secured hat-tricks during the game.
  • Donleavy made nine saves, including a crucial play on a five-meter penalty shot.
State of Play
  • UC Santa Barbara dominated the first quarter with five goals after UC San Diego's initial score.
  • The Gauchos maintained their lead throughout the game, with Halvorson and Lyter making significant contributions.
What's Next

The team will commence Big West competition on the road against No. 13 UC Davis on Saturday, March 2 at 12 noon.

Bottom Line

UC Santa Barbara's victory showcases their strong start and individual player performances, setting a confident tone for the upcoming conference games.