NORTHRIDGE Calif.--- The California Baptist women’s water polo team earned one its biggest wins in program history, albeit in an ending neither side wanted.
With 29 seconds left in the match and the score knotted at 9-9 CBU was just 5-meters away from a win over No. 15 UCSB.
But before the game could continue UCSB’s coach was red carded after an argument with an official just before the game was called after the heated conversation escalated. The result was a forfeit win in favor of the Lancers.
“[I’m] Pretty bummed we didn't get a chance to finish the game,” said Head Coach Jacob Medina. “[It was a] little sour finish but we had the win and were awarded the win.”
CBU (24-12) never trailed in the game and could have all but sealed the victory with a penalty score.
Lost in the chaos was a great all-around team effort against one of the premiere programs in collegiate water polo.