SAN LUIS OBISPO (1-15) – UC Santa Cruz took on NCAA Division I member Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in their first dual match of the 2016 calendar year. The Mustangs defeated the Banana Slugs in both the men's and the women's team competitions.
For the second time in as many events, the Banana Slugs had competitors finish in the top five in all sixteen events that they participated in. Individually, Eli Cirino had the best finish of the day for the Banana Slugs contingent as he finished first in the one and three meter diving competitions.
For the second consecutive event, the women's team had participants finish in the top ten in all sixteen events that took place. Individually, Belen Enguidanos had the best finish of the day for the Banana Slugs as she won the 500 yard freestyle.
In the men's team competition, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo defeated UC Santa Cruz 159.2-104 and in the women's team competition, Cal Poly defeated UC Santa Cruz 172.2-90.
The next trip to the pool for the Banana Slugs will be Saturday as they take on NCAA Division I member CSU Bakersfield and NCAA Division II member Fresno Pacific University in Santa Cruz.