No. 16 University of California Santa Barbara Corrals Bucknell University, 14-4
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The 16th-ranked University of California-Santa Barbara women’s water polo team defeated Bucknell University by a 14-4 final score. The Bison scored all four of their goals in the fourth quarter as they continued their 12-game road trip to California.
Julianne Valdes (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep), Mackenzie Ferry (Enola, Pa./Cumberland Valley), Sarah Frank (Milford, Ohio/Milford) and Samantha Deana (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) each scored one goal for Bucknell (10-13).
The Gauchos scored the first 12 goals in the game, but the Bison held a 4-2 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Brittany Connell (Montebello, Montebello) started in goal and recorded three saves in one quarter of play. Rena Heim (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) relieved her and posted eight saves and three steals in the final three quarters.
Taylor Barnett (Houston, Texas/Clear Lake) drew five ejections for Bucknell, but the Bison converted on just one-of-nine six-on-five chances.
Release courtesy Bucknell Athletic Communications