#7 Pepperdine Edges #6 Cal in OT to Lead Six Week 6 WP Upsets

The first upset of the week came on Wednesday just hours after the Week 6 rankings were released.

Pomona-Pitzer, which was tabbed to spend its second week at #18, fell to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9-8, setting the table for five more upsets to come on the weekend.

The lone Top 10 upset saw #7 Pepperdine edge out #6 Cal 13-12 in overtime on the road Saturday. It marked the Waves first win of the Bears since 2008 and first road win over Cal since 2005. Pepperdine then held rank with a 10-9 win over vote getter San Jose State on Sunday. Both schools are in the midst of some turmoil, as ongoing wildfires are encroaching on both campuses and causing scheduled power outages.

The entire top 20 and all five teams which received votes were in action save #17 Fordham.


  • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps def. #18 Pomona-Pitzer 9-8 – The Stags outscored the Sagehens 3-2 in the second half to secure the upset. Ethan Lewis put in four goals, while Christian Thornton notched a hat trick for CMS. Riley Mangan scored twice for Pomona-Pitzer. The Sagehens rallied from down 8-6 with goals by Joseph Schafer and Mangan to tie the score at 8 in the final quarter, before Lewis scored the game winner for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with 1:49 to play.
  • LaSalle def. RV Navy 10-8 – The Midshipmen scored first (1-0), but the Explorers answered with two goals to go up 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. Navy rallied to go up 6-4 in the second period, but LaSalle was back within one at the half. The Explorers used a 3-0 run in the third quarter, including two Luke Waechter goals, to vault into the lead. Navy cut the margin to one at 8-7 in the final stanza, but LaSalle responded with scores by Waechter and Cole Strohson to make it 10-7. A Bobby Wall score marked the final tally of the game for Navy. Waechter netted six goals for the Explorers, while Trevor Clark paced Navy with two scores.
  • Concordia (Irvine) def. RV Santa Clara 11-10 – Marius Jakimcikas dropped in six goals as the Eagles bested the Broncos. Santa Clara led 4-3 at the half, but was outscore 8-6 down the stretch. The teams were tied at 7 after three quarters, but goals by Messan Moore (7:21) and Jakimcikas (6:29) put Concordia up 9-7. Mac Carey had Santa Clara within one (9-8) with 3:54 to play. Shane Hughes made it a one-goal game again with 3:19 left, but Jakimcikas scored the eventual game winner with 40 ticks left. Carey put in the game’s final goal with 35 seconds to go. Carey added four goals, while Hughes notched a hat trick for the Broncos.
  • #7 Pepperdine def. #6 Cal 13-12 OT – The Waves notched their first win over the Bears since 2008 behind hat tricks by Marko Asic and Balasz Kosa. Cal led 8-6 at the half, but was outscored 6-4 in the final two stanzas of regulation. The Bears went up 12-10 on a Safek Simsek goal with 6:18 left in the game, but Kosa (5:42, powerplay) and Sean Thomas (3:46) leveled the score at 12 to force overtime. In the first extra stanza, Curtis Jarvis scored the game winner with five seconds remaining. Cal missed three shots, had one blocked and one saved down the stretch. Garrett Dunn led the Bears with three goals.
  • #15 Bucknell def. #14 George Washington 13-8 – Bucknell wasted no time staking its claim on the game, jumping ahead 8-1 in the opening stanza and holding on for the upset win. GW outscored the Bison 7-5 down over the final three periods. Jared Stanley put in four goals for Bucknell, while Logan Schofield and Rade Joksimovic added hat tricks. Andrew Mavis and Chris Lee notched two scores apiece for the Colonels.
  • #19 Princeton def. #16 St. Francis Brooklyn 13-5 – The Tigers scored the first four goals and led 5-1 after the first quarter. Princeton boosted its 6-2 halftime advantage to six goals (9-3), pouring in three more in the third quarter. The win was never in doubt from there. Wyatt Benson tallied three goals to pace Princeton. Tadeu Rodrigues, William Simpson and Vladimir Mickic each scored twice for St. Francis Brooklyn.


  • #7 Pepperdine def. #6 Cal 13-12 OT


  • #20 Cal Baptist saw two records set on the weekend.
    • Christian Britton set a record for consecutive games with an assist (20), breaking Chris Morgan‘s record of 19 in a row from the 2006 season.
    • The Lancers also tied the program record for goals in a game with 26 in a 26-13 win over Ottawa (Arizona), matching their output from the Sept. 2, 2017 game vs. McKendree.

There is one match left on the slate for the week as Washington & Jefferson heads to Cal Tech on Monday night.

Week 6 Results

Oct. 9 #1 Stanford at RV Santa Clara Stanford 11-4
Cal Tech at Occidental Occidental 20-8
Chapman at RV Whittier Whittier 22-10
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at #18 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9-8
La Verne at Redlands Redlands 13-10
Oct. 10 Austin College at Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 14-6
Ottawa (Arizona) at Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 20-7
Oct. 11 La Salle at #14 George Washington George Washington 16-7
RV Navy at Johns Hopkins Navy 15-13
Austin College at Occidental Occidental 17-12
#5 UC Santa Barbara at #2 UCLA UCLA 15-11
Lancer Joust (Riverside, California)
Ottawa (Arizona) at #20 Cal Baptist Cal Baptist 24-4
Fresno Pacific at #20 Cal Baptist Cal Baptist 13-9
Oct. 12 #19 Princeton at Iona Princeton 10-6
#10 Harvard vs. RV Brown Harvard 12-5
#15 Bucknell at Johns Hopkins Bucknell 23-14
La Salle at RV Navy LaSalle 10-8
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 15-7
Redlands at Cal Tech Redlands 15-9
Chapman at Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 14-13
#18 Pomona-Pitzer at La Verne Pomona-Pitzer 19-16
#12 UC Davis at Air Force UC Davis 10-9
Concordia (Irvine) at RV Santa Clara Concordia 11-10
#1 Stanford at #8 Long Beach State Stanford 11-5
#7 Pepperdine at #6 Cal Pepperdine 13-12 OT
#9 UC San Diego at #11 Loyola Marymount UC San Diego 14-12
MIT vs. RV Brown Brown 17-12
Washington & Jefferson at Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 17-4
#4 USC at #3 Pacific Pacific 12-11
La Salle at Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins 12-11
#15 Bucknell at RV Navy Bucknell 11-10
#18 Pomona-Pitzer at Redlands Pomona-Pitzer 13-9
Monmouth College Round Robin (Monmouth, Ill.)
Mercyhurst at Monmouth Mercyhurst 20-12
McKendree vs. Gannon Gannon 20-16
Mercyhurst vs. Gannon Gannon 15-9
Monmouth vs. McKendree McKendree 21-6*
Lancer Joust (Riverside, California)
Ottawa vs. Fresno Pacific Fresno Pacific 18-6
Austin College at #20 Cal Baptist Cal Baptist 15-6
Ottawa (Arizona) at #20 Cal Baptist Cal Baptist 26-13
Austin College vs. Fresno Pacific Fresno Pacific 16-9
Oct. 13 #15 Bucknell at #14 George Washington Bucknell 13-8
#10 Harvard at MIT Harvard 18-7
Austin College at LaVerne LaVerne 17-12
#7 Pepperdine at RV San Jose State Pepperdine 10-9
#19 Princeton at #16 St. Francis Brookyln Princeton 13-5
#1 Stanford at #13 UC Irvine Stanford 16-7
Washington & Jefferson at La Verne La Verne 13-6
Monmouth College Round Robin (Monmouth, Ill.)
McKendree at Mercyhurst McKendree 19-8
Gannon at Monmouth Gannon 17-12

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