With 21 of the CWPA Top 25 teams in action on Week 6 and 24 contests involving two ranked squads, just four ended in upsets, but two came among the top 10.
24 contests involve two Top 25 teams, including Top 10 affairs between #6 Pacific and #7 Michigan and #3 Cal and #4 UCLA. Tournaments are slated for Bloomington, Indiana; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pomona, Claremont and LaVerne, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Springfield, Ohio.
VMI put in 46 goals in two Saturday wins at the Macalester Invitational, including a school record eight by Sarah Dolitsky against host Macalester. Dolitsky went on to score 24 goals on the week, leading the Week 5 offensive standout performances.
The first change to the top five in three weeks came after then #4 Cal defeated #3 UCLA in overtime at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, one of six upsets which occurred on Week 5. Pacific also registered two Top 10 upsets in Irvine to move up four spots to #6.
Much like NCAA basketball teams have multiple postseason options, Division III water polo teams will have an alternative option to the NCAA Tournament beginning in the fall of 2019.
With 89 matches across the country, including 15 between Top 15 teams, collegiate women’s water polo action was full throttle on Week 5. Four overtime matches and six Top 25 upsets highlighted the slate.
Thirty-two matches between ranked teams are slated for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, leading the Week 5 women’s water polo slate of 97 contests.
The goals continue to pour in across the country with several players notching hat tricks and five efforts of six or more scores on Week 4.
The top 11 spots in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) women’s water polo Top 25 poll remained the same as all 15 Week 4 matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail. The Barbara Kalbus Invitational could shake up the rankings next week as 16 teams tangle in 32 matches in Irvine, California.
All 15 Week 4 women’s water polo matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail. LaSalle made history with its 11-10 win over Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday, besting the Red Flash 11-10 for the program’s first Division I victory.
Women’s collegiate water polo action continues with 45 contests slated for Week 4, including eight exhibition matches, one vs. China and seven against the University of Toronto.
Week 3 of collegiate women’s water polo action saw Top 10 teams continue to soar and several players step into the spotlight. Here’s a look at the standout efforts from last week.
The top five teams held their ground in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 poll, combining for a 10-1 record in Week 3 action.
Division III Augustana College will have a new home for its swimming and diving teams after announcing an $8 million challenge grant from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. They’re also going to begin exploring the addition of women’s varsity water polo.
According to the Associated Press, three individuals that are being held in connection with an attack on three Serbian water polo players from Red Star Belgrade will face hate crime charges.