NCAA Tournament water polo action continues Friday at the Avery Aquatic Center with the quarterfinal round (first round) with the top four seeds – #1 USC, #2 Stanford, #3 UCLA and #4 Cal beginning play alongside #5 Hawaii, #6 Michigan and Tuesday’s opening round victors: #8 Pacific and #14 UC San Diego.
The 10-team, nine-match NCAA Water Polo Championships began on Tuesday with a pair of play-in matches, with #14 UC San Diego and #8 Pacific coming out with victories in the opening round to advance to the quarterfinals.
NCAA Opening Round May 7, 2019 Avery Aquatic Center; Palo Alto, California Tournament Central Winners advance to the NCAA First…
As 7 conference tournament champions were crowned, the women’s water polo world put its goal scoring abilities on full display….
Seven of the 10 teams vying for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship were already known after the weekend’s…
Seven conference tournament champions were crowned over the weekend, with the top seed claiming the title in four leagues and the #2 seed garnering the other three. All seven league championship winners earned automatic berths to the NCAA Championships.
Five collegiate water polo conferences named Week 13 players of the week, including the MPSF, which honored USC’s Paige Hauschild for her 100th career goal.
With just one year separating them in age, the Furano sisters – Ally and Paige – have often been lumped together. They have shared the same friends, played the same sports and now, even attend the same college. One place they are truly individuals, however, is the pool.
After Brown upset #22 Marist 6-4, the Red Foxes dropped to #24, leaving an opening for Cal State Northridge and Azusa Pacific each to move up a spot to #22 and #23 respectively. With the win, Brown also mention among the vote getters, joining Indiana just outside the Top 25.
All seven automatic berths for the NCAA Championships will be decided in league tournaments across the country beginning Friday.
The 2019 Water Polo World Championships field was drawn into four groups for each gender on April 9 ahead of the tournaments set to begin July 13 in Gwangju, South Korea.
Although there were just 23 games played on Week 13, that did not stop the goal onslaught. Forty-seven players got in on the act as 51 efforts of three of more goals were recorded.
Of the 13 Week 13 contests involving a ranked team, just one resulted in an upset as Brown bested #22 Marist 6-4 in a non-conference battle. Meanwhile, #7 UC Irvine and Pomona-Pitzer claimed conference crowns with victories.
At the CWPA Division III Championships, Becca Dabrowski netted 27 goals in three games en route to All-Tournament Team and MVP honors. Dabrowski’s efforts led all scorers on collegiate water polo Week 12.
UC Irvine can clinch a share of the Big West title on Week 13, while many conference tournament seedings are at stake, especially in the MPSF.