California Baptist University men's water polo became the first program in school history to compete at the NCAA Championships Thursday, March 18, and former Elsinore High School standout, Gabe Thorne, was in the water for the Lancers. CBU made history at the Western Water Polo Association Championship when it won its first-ever conference title, with wins over Loyola Marymount (10-6) and Air Force (11-9). The Lancers (7-4) were riding a three-game winning streak going into nationals. The sixth-ranked Lancers went up against third-ranked national power UCLA but fell 19-14. With the win, UCLA advanced to the NCAA Championship semifinals to face the top-overall seed Stanford University Saturday, where they won and took on crosstown rival, University of Southern California, where a 7-6
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