There are only 21 matches on the collegiate men’s water polo Week 11 slate as several teams have wrapped up the regular season and are looking ahead to conference tournaments set for Nov. 22-24.
Action began on Tuesday as #16 Fordham outlasted RV St. Francis Brooklyn 9-8. The Terriers led 7-5 in the third quarter, but goals by Sebastian Zapatero and Jake Miller-Tolt knotted it up for the Rams. The teams traded goals to make it 8-all, before Phillips Wang sunk the game winner for Fordham with 1:45 to play. Miller-Tolt notched a hat trick in the win, while Bailey O’Mara added 11 saves, moving his season tally over the 300 mark.
On Wednesday, RV Santa Clara edged past #12 San Jose State 11-10, while Pomona-Pitzer outlasted Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10-9 in sudden death.
Santa Clara led 7-6 at the half, after a four-goal second quarter, and held on for the win as both teams scored four goals down the stretch. Patrick Kirk scored four times for the Broncos, while Finn Pardon and Adam Bado led the Spartans with two goals apiece.
It took eight periods of play, including two in sudden death, before Pomona-Pitzer claimed the win on a goal by Dylan Elliott with 2:38 left in the final stanza. The teams went to overtime tied at eight after Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scored twice in the fourth quarter. Both teams managed a goal in the second overtime period. Elliott finally ended the game in the second sudden death period by finding the back of the net for the fourth time in the game. Will Clark, Christian Thornton and Ethan Lewis each scored twice for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Thursday night brought another upset to Week 11 as #8 Long Beach State squeaked past #13 Loyola Marymount 21-20 in overtime. The 49ers won despite an eight-goal output by LMU’s Blazo Mitrovic and hat tricks by David Carrasco and Jonny Rimlinger. LBSU got five-goal outings from Rafael Real Vergara and Austin Stewart, while Theodoros Pateros added four scores.
Week 11 Results
|Nov. 12||#16 Fordham vs. RV St. Francis Brooklyn||Fordham 9-8 *S|
|Nov. 13||Redlands at La Verne||Redlands 10-9|
|#12 San Jose State at RV Santa Clara||Santa Clara 11-10|
|Occidental at Cal Tech||Occidental 10-8|
|RV Whittier at Chapman||Whittier 22-9|
|Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||Pomona-Pitzer 10-9 SD|
|RV Concordia (Irvine) at #14 UC Irvine||UC Irvine 16-5|
|Nov. 14||#8 Long Beach State at #13 Loyola Marymount||Long Beach State 21-20 OT|
There are still six more matches between ranked teams ahead in the week, including three Top 10 affairs on Saturday. #5 Santa Barbara plays at #6 Pepperdine in Golden Coast Conference action. Meanwhile, in the MPSF, #3 UCLA heads to #1 Stanford and #1 USC hits the road to play #7 Cal.
Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Week 11 Schedule
|Nov. 12||#16 Fordham vs. RV St. Francis Brooklyn||7:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 13||Redlands at La Verne||7 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|#12 San Jose State at RV Santa Clara||7:30 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|Occidental at Cal Tech||10 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|RV Whittier at Chapman||10 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||10 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|RV Concordia (Irvine) at #14 UC Irvine||10 p.m.||Live Stats|
|Nov. 14||#8 Long Beach State at #13 Loyola Marymount||6 p.m.||Live Stats|
|Nov. 16||Sunset San Diego vs. #11 UC San Diego||1 p.m.|
|#15 Bucknell at #16 Fordham||2 p.m.|
|Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Cal Tech||2 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|Chapman at Redlands||2 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|Cal Lutheran at RV Pomona-Pitzer||2 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|Occidental at RV Whittier||2 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|#5 UC Santa Barbara at #6 Pepperdine||3 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|#4 Pacific at #12 San Jose State||3 p.m.||Live Stats|
|San Francisco Olympic Club vs. #11 UC San Diego||3 p.m.|
|#3 UCLA at #1 Stanford||3 p.m.||Watch||Live Stats|
|#8 Long Beach State at #14 UC Irvine||4 p.m.||Live Stats|
|#1 USC at #7 Cal||4 p.m.||Live Stats|
|La Salle vs. #16 Fordham||6:30 p.m.|