4 Upsets, 4 Overtime Contests Lead Women’s Water Polo Week 8 Results

Four upsets and four overtime victories highlighted the results on Week 8 of the collegiate women’s water polo season.

RV Brown was involved in two of the upsets, first falling to Salem 13-12 and then rebounding with an 11-8 victory over #24 Marist.

The Red Foxes also were part of two upsets, taking down #17 Harvard 12-11 in overtime before falling to Brown.

One of the overtime affairs extended to three extra periods, as Saint Francis (Pa.) outlasted Redlands 10-9 in sudden death.

The week included three Top 10 matchups. #2 UCLA dominated #8 Cal on the road, winning 11-5 on Saturday thanks to two goal efforts by Val Ayala, Ava Johnson, Katrina Drake and Roxy Wheaton.

The other two affairs were much closer, with #2 Stanford edging #6 Arizona State 9-8 and #5 UC Irvine outdoing #8 Cal 9-7 on Sunday. Hannah Shabb paced Stanford with five goals, while Tara Prentice notched four goals to lead the Anteaters to victory.


  •  #15 Long Beach State def. #10 UC San Diego 6-4: The teams were tied at 3 after three quarters of play as Grace Pevehouse powerplay (3:24) and Tera Richardson (2:25) knotted the score for the Tritons. The teams traded goals to start the fourth period with Sarah Barker giving LBSU the edge (7:41) and Pevehouse answering (6:37). A Gabriella Matafora-Adams powerplay accounted for the eventual game winner for the 49ers (3:07). Barker iced the win with her third goal of the game (0:29). Barker led all scorers with the hat trick, while Pevehouse paced UCSD with two goals.
  • Salem def. RV Brown 13-12 – Brown led 3-1 after the first eight minutes, but Salem charged back to take a 5-4 lead with 3:45 to play in the second stanza on a Courtney O’Shaughnessy goal. The Bears ended the half with scores by Carissa Perez (1:43) and Claire Pisani (0:07) to go ahead 6-5. Down 7-6 with 5:32 to go in the third quarter, the Tigers scored four straight goals care of Beatrice Popescu (4:07), O’Shaughnessy (2:57, 2:23) and Maryanna Antoniou (0:45) to vault ahead 10-7. An Erin Zappia penalty put Salem up four at 13-9 with 4:06 remaining. Katie Dvonch scored three in a row for Brown (powerplay 3:30, 2:45 and powerplay 0:16), but could not complete the comeback bid. O’Shaughnessy and Chloe Woodbine each logged hat tricks for Salem, while Dvonch put in five goals for Brown.
  • #24 Marist def. #17 Harvard 12-11 OT – Anias Mathes and Viktoria Orlova scored four goals apiece to pace the Red Foxes in the upset win, while Sofia Carrera-Justiz put in three goals in the losing effort for the Crimson. Harvard led 8-4 with 6:39 to play in the third quarter and boasted a 9-6 lead heading into the fourth. Mathes scored twice and Carolyn Gauvin added a third to tie it up at 9 with 3:36 to play. A Myriam Lizotte goal gave Marist the edge at 10-9, but a penalty shot by Brooke Hourigan with 53 ticks left sent the game to overtime. Harvard scored in the first extra period care of Olivia Price, but the Red Foxes countered with two scores – Gauvin (2:21) and Lizotte (0:48) – in the second overtime to steal away the win.
  • RV Brown def. #24 Marist 11-8 – Linnea Kelly and Claire Pisani logged hat tricks for Brown, while Viktoria Orlova and Kathryn McCullough paced Marist with two goals apiece. Down 2-1, Brown scored four straight goals, capped by a Dagmara Czajka goal which gave the Bears a 5-2 lead early the second stanza. Marist cut the margin to one at 6-5, but Zoe King gave Brown a 7-5 halftime lead. Brown outscored Marist 3-0 in the third quarter to go up 10-5 and the Bears boasted an 11-6 lead with 5:06 to play. Marist attempted a comeback, pulling within three with 3:17 to go and scoring its final goal with three seconds to play.


  • #8 UC Santa Barbara def. #21 Cal State Northridge 9-8 OT – Northridge boasted a 5-2 halftime lead after outscoring the Gauchos 4-1 in the second stanza. UC Santa Barbara trailed 7-4 heading into the final eight minutes, but Mollie Simmons (6:13, 4:20) and Sarah Snyder (2:31) pulled the Gauchos even at 7-all. After Kate Coski gave UCSB the 8-7 lead with 1:13 to go, McKenzie Beardsley capitalized on a power play with 35 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Neither team scored in the first extra period. Snyder scored the game winner with 1:26 remaining in the second overtime. Amanda Legaspi paced UCSB with three goals, while Madasonne Butler managed a hat trick for the Matadors.
  • #24 Marist def. #17 Harvard 12-11 OT
  • Saint Francis (Pa.) def. Redlands 10-9 SD – The Redlands Bulldogs led 5-3 at the half only to see the Red Flash turn the tables and outscore them 5-3 over the next 16 minutes. Saint Francis drew even at 6 on a Carissa Semple powerplay goal with 45 seconds left in the third quarter and took the lead with 7:43 to play in regulation, care of Camille Lyter. Redlands countered with scores by Alyssa Baratelle (7:34) and Katelynn Holloman (powerplay 4:36) to regain the edge at 8-7. Taylor Halbauter made good on a powerplay with 2:58 left to force overtime. After a scoreless first overtime, Holloman broke the ice (1:27) only to be followed 24 seconds later by Saint Francis’ Bre Dupperon (1:03). Halbauter ended the game just 20 seconds into sudden death (2:40). Halbauter, Abbie Carter and Semple scored twice each for SFU, while Holly Kvanvig notched a hat trick for Redlands.
  • Whittier def. St. Francis Brooklyn 11-10 OT – The Terriers led 2-0 in the first quarter, but goals by Ally Burke (1:28) and Sawyer Bellville (6:30, 2nd) tied it up for the Poets. The teams tied seven more times in regulation, last at 9-all, when Burke scored with 2:58 to go. Bellville put Whittier up 10-9 (1:43) in the first overtime and Burke added the eventual gamewinner with 2:37 to go in the second extra stanza. Thea Simpson had St. Francis within one with 1:38 to play, but that would be the last shot for the Terriers. Bellville, Burke and Natasha Velez each put in three goals for Whittier, while Emma Leto scored four times for SFC.

Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Week 8 Results

Date Matchup Result
March 4.
10 p.m. Whittier at Chapman Whittier 16-11
10 p.m. Cal Tech at Occidental Occidental 18-5
10 p.m. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Pomona-Pitzer Pomona-Pitzer 6-4
10 p.m. La Verne at Redlands La Verne 10-6
March 6.
7 p.m. #16 San Diego State at Santa Clara San Diego State 8-4
9 p.m. RV Azusa Pacific at #23 Pacific Pacific 13-7
Claremont Convergence (Claremont, Calif.)
1 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) Pomona-Pitzer 12-9
Whittier vs. Fresno Pacific Whittier 12-10
Occidental vs. Concordia (Irvine) Concordia (Irvine) 17-7
2:15 p.m. #12 Loyola Marymount vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Loyola Marymount 12-7
Redlands vs. Villanova Villanova 10-7
Chapman vs. La Salle La Salle 14-9
3:30 p.m. RV Cal Baptist vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Cal Baptist 11-5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. #8 UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara 15-6
La Verne vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 16-8
4:45 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer vs. Cal Tech Pomona-Pitzer 17-2
Whittier vs. Concordia (Irvine) Concordia (Irvine) 13-12
Occidental vs. Fresno Pacific Fresno Pacific 14-6
6 p.m. Redlands vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Cal State Monterey Bay 11-7
#12 Loyola Marymount vs. La Salle Loyola Marymount 16-7
Chapman vs. Villanova Villanova 13-11
7:15 p.m. RV Cal Baptist vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) Cal Baptist 12-3
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 10-7
La Verne vs. St. Francis Brooklyn La Verne 11-9
8:30 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer vs. #8 UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara 17-7
March 7.
3 p.m. #6 Arizona State at #13 San Jose State Arizona State 14-7
3 p.m. #21 Cal State Northridge at #8 UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara 9-8 SD
3 p.m. #10 UC San Diego at #15 Long Beach State Long Beach State 6-4
3 p.m. #5 UC Irvine at #18 UC Davis UC Irvine 14-8
3 p.m. #2 UCLA at #8 Cal UCLA 11-5
4 p.m. #16 San Diego State at #23 Pacific San Diego State 11-9
Hoosier Invite (Bloomington, Indiana)
10:30 a.m. #14 Indiana vs. Mercyhurst Indiana 15-5
Noon McKendree vs. Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 14-10
4 p.m. Mercyhurst vs. McKendree Mercyhurst 13-6
5:30 p.m. #14 Indiana vs. Cal Lutheran Indiana 20-3
Harvard Invitational (Cambridge, Mass.)
8 a.m. LIU Brooklyn at #17 Harvard Harvard 18-8
9:15 a.m. Connecticut College vs. #19 Wagner Wagner 23-5
10:30 a.m. Salem vs. RV Brown Salem 13-12
11:45 a.m. #22 Bucknell vs. #25 Cal State East Bay Bucknell 12-9
1 p.m. #24 Marist at #17 Harvard Marist 12-11 OT
2:15 p.m. Siena vs. Salem Siena 15-13
3:30 p.m. Connecticut College vs. LIU Brooklyn LIU Brooklyn 19-3
4:45 p.m. #25 Cal State East Bay vs. #19 Wagner Wagner 13-7
6 p.m. Siena vs. #22 Bucknell Bucknell 12-11
7:15 p.m. #24 Marist vs. RV Brown Brown 11-8
Monmouth Tournament (Monmouth, Ill.)
Noon Austin College at Monmouth Austin College 22-6
1:15 p.m. Wittenberg vs. Carthage Carthage 13-12
3:30 p.m. Austin College vs. Macalester Austin 13-8
4:45 p.m. Wittenberg at Monmouth Wittenberg 13-12
7 p.m. Macalester College vs. Carthage Macalester 10-6
Claremont Convergence (Claremont, Calif.)
Noon Chapman vs. Concordia (Irvine) Concordia (Irvine) 13-11
Redlands vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 10-3
#12 Loyola Marymount vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) Loyola Marymount 10-4
1:15 p.m. Whittier vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Whittier 11-7
Fresno Pacific vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Fresno Pacific 8-3
Occidental vs. La Salle La Salle 12-6
2:30 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer vs. Penn State Behrend Pomona-Pitzer 14-4
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. RV Cal Baptist Cal Baptist 10-2
La Verne vs. Villanova La Verne 10-9 SD
3:45 p.m. Chapman vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 13-11
Redlands vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) Saint Francis (Pa.) 10-9 SD
#12 Loyola Marymount vs. Concordia (Irvine) Loyola Marymount 11-9
5 p.m. Whittier vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Whittier 11-10 OT
Fresno Pacific vs. La Salle La Salle 15-9
Occidental vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Cal State Monterey Bay 16-4
6:15 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer vs. RV Cal Baptist Cal Baptist 18-12
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Villanova Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14-6
La Verne vs. Penn State Behrend La Verne 17-4
March 8.
2 p.m. Saint Francis (Pa.) at La Verne Saint Francis (Pa.) 10-9
4 p.m. #6 Arizona State at #2 Stanford Stanford 9-8
4 p.m. #5 UC Irvine at #8 Cal UC Irvine 9-7
4 p.m. #2 UCLA at #23 Pacific UCLA 13-8
Hoosier Invite (Bloomington, Indiana)
9 a.m. #14 Indiana vs. McKendree Indiana 18-6
10:30 a.m. Mercyhurst vs. Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 6-3
Harvard Invitational (Cambridge, Mass.)
8 a.m. Connecticut College vs. Siena Siena 27-5
9:15 a.m. LIU Brooklyn vs. #22 Bucknell Bucknell 12-6
10:30 a.m. #25 Cal State East Bay at #17 Harvard Harvard 16-15
11:45 a.m. Iona vs. Salem Salem 14-3
1 p.m. LIU Brooklyn vs. RV Brown Brown 15-4
2:15 p.m. #19 Wagner vs. #22 Bucknell Wagner 15-5
3:30 p.m. Salem vs. #25 Cal State East Bay Cal State East Bay 17-7
6 p.m. Iona vs. RV Brown
Monmouth Tournament (Monmouth, Ill.)
9 a.m. Austin College vs. Wittenberg Austin College 17-5
10:15 p.m. Carthage vs. Monmouth College Carthage 10-9
12:30 p.m. Wittenberg vs. Macalester Macalester 18-8
2:45 p.m. Carthage vs. Austin College Austin College 19-6
4 p.m. Macalester at Monmouth Macalester 18-7

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4 years ago

Why is Stanford not as dominant as previous years? Did some players take a red shirt year to train with the national team? If so, who are they?