UCSB women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson won her 400th career game as the Gauchos tamed Cal State Fullerton, 75-66, on Saturday night at Titan Gym.
It was the Gauchos third consecutive Big West win.
“It’s great, but of course it’s more about getting our third conference win, a road win, and a payback game for all the right reasons,” said Henrickson after the win, “but I will say, having a chance to reflect, just how important it is where you are. I’ve been at three places as a head coach that cared about and supported women’s basketball. At Virginia Tech, Kansas, and at UCSB, at all three places, women’s basketball matters and it’s relevant in those communities and campuses.”
“In addition, obviously, the great players I’ve had, the great teams, the great assistants- it has to start with those people and all the support that you get to be able to hire these great people and recruit some great players. Of course, I’m also so grateful for my family’s support throughout my career.”
UCSB’s Danae Miller led the team with 17 points, while Megan Ormiston had a career-high 13 points, Tal Sahar added 12 and Coco Miller was the fourth in double-figure points with 10.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
UCSB 11, WAGNER 7
MICHIGAN 7, UCSB 6
No. 9 UCSB split a pair of matches at the Michigan Invitational, coming up just shy of knocking off the hosts.
Against Wagner, Sarah Snyder posted a hat trick, while Mollie Simmons, Amanda Legaspi and Claire Kelly each had two goals.
No. 7 Michigan jumped out to a 5-2 lead before Amelia Meckelberg, Snyder and Legaspi all scored to knot the game at five.
The Wolverines scored the next two goals, with Simmons making it interesting with a goal with just over a minute left.
The Gauchos are 6-3 on the season.
UCSB 4, UNC WILMINGTON 1
Four singles victories propelled the No. 38 Gauchos at the ITA Kickoff Weekend tournament, with Joseph Guillin (6-2, 6-0), Victor Krustev (6-4, 6-2) and Joseph Rotheram (6-4, 6-3) all winning right after the Gauchos gave up a doubles point.
Freshman Josh Williams would notch the clinching point, winning 6-1, 7-5, rallying from a 3-0 deficit in the second set.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
WESTMONT AT ED JACOBY INVITE
China Underhill (women’s pole vault) and Pieter Top (men’s heptathlon) both placed second in their respective events at the Ed Jacoby Invite, leading a large contingent from Westmont at the indoor track season opener.
Underhill’s mark of 3.65 meters qualified her for the NAIA Indoor National Championships in March, while Top’s performance is likely to get him there as well.
Sydney Marr also qualified for nationals with a weight throw of 16.57 meters.