UC Santa Barbara took home the championship at the Long Beach State collegiate tournament this weekend.
Point Loma won the B Division championship.
CSULB hosted USD, USC, Point Loma, Loyola, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Occidental, UC San Diego, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Pepperdine.
The teams took full advantage of this early-season playing opportunity, and the competition produced a few upsets.
In Pool One, the battle of the undefeateds had UC Santa Barbara beat Long Beach State thanks to some strong backline play.
In Pool Two UC Irvine beat a strong Cal Poly SLO in the key game to put the Anteaters into the final.
The final close at halftime, however, UCSB can score from anywhere, and did. Their deep bench and athleticism carried the Gauchos through.
In the B division Final Point Loma University topped UC Santa Barbara's 2nd side in another good competitive game.
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