PHOTO GALLERY: UCSB Men’s Water Polo at SoCal Tournament


PHOTO GALLERY INTRO: The UCSB men’s water polo team claimed a runner-up result at the weekend’s SoCal Tournament, beating No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 Stanford in order to reach the championship match. The 11-10 victory over UCLA in the tournament’s semifinals was UCSB’s first over the Bruins since 1992.

“It was a huge win,” said UCSB head coach Wolf Wigo after the UCLA game. “It was probably the biggest win in UCSB water polo in 25 years.”

“We took down the No. 2 and 3 teams in the country (this weekend). To get one of those in a season is a pretty good deal.”

Photos taken by John Dvorak.?Find tournament results HERE.

UCSB vs. UCLA SoCal Tournament

UCSB’s Derek Shoemaker makes an effort to affect a shot from UCLA’s Danny McClintick

The Gaucho bench is subdued during the second quarter of the championship match against USC.


UCSB’s Jake Miller feeds Matt Johnson at the set position in between three Trojan defenders.


UCLA’s Lucas Reynolds and goalie Matt Rapacz cut down the angles for UCSB’s Nick Tomasello

UCLA’s Anthony Daboub, left, and Chris Falhsing, center, apply pressing defense on UCSB’s Nick Tomasello.


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