COVID Cluster Cancels UCSB Women’s Water Polo Season

Ten Players Infected; Campus Conducting Contact Tracing

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An outbreak of COVID-19 among 10 of its players has forced the cancellation of the UCSB women’s water polo team’s season. 

“The impacted individuals are self-isolating and have not used any campus facilities since March 25, 2021,” the university said in a prepared statement. “Public health officials are leading contract [sic] tracing and outreach efforts.”

The Gauchos were scheduled to host Hawai‘i for a game this Sunday. They were 3-5 in eight matches prior to the cancellation.

“It is unfortunate that we needed to take this action,” said UCSB Director of Athletics John McCutcheon. “But circumstances forced our decision. We will continue to support the team as we progress through this difficult situation.”

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