#9 Harvard went 4-0 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament to move to 22-0, while RV Cal Baptist and Santa Clara each posted two water polo Week 8 upsets.
Santa Clara hosts the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament in honor of Fraser (1996-2017), while the CWPA hosts DII and DIII Eastern Division Championships.
Brown’s James Thygesen and Cole Atwell and Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic turned in top performances to highlight water polo’s Week 7 league honorees.
Stanford, UCLA and Pacific were the top three in the men’s water polo poll for the fourth straight week, while San Jose State jumped six spots to #13.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic, Iona’s Patrick Hudak and Salem’s Milos Popovic each turned in an 8-goal effort on Week 7 of men’s water polo action.
Six upsets highlighted the Week 7 slate, including a Top 10 result that saw #6 Pepperdine edge past #4 USC and two surprise results for RV Brown.
Eighteen matches between ranked teams, including three Top 10 affairs, are on tap for Week 7 beginning Thursday with RV Santa Clara vs. #11 Loyola Marymount.
With 140 efforts of a hat trick or more and several stellar performance between the pipes, these players stood out as conference award winners.
The Top 5 remained in tact after Week 6 of collegiate men’s water polo play, while several small shifts also highlighted the Oct. 16 Top 20 poll.
Although there were just 49 matches on Week 6, there were 51 occurrences of four or more goals, plus another 89 hat tricks.
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.
#5 UC Santa Barbara, #7 Pepperdine and #5 USC are looking to avenge earlier season losses to #2 UCLA, #6 Cal and #3 Pacific respectively on water polo Week 6.
Concordia Irvine’s Marius Jakimcikas put in nine goals in the Eagles’ 22-15 win over La Verne, setting the school season record for goals with 56.
Stanford held down the #1 spot for the second straight week after besting #3 Pacific 11-8, while Fordham moved up to #17 with an upset win over Cal Baptist.
Three #1 teams, each suffering a loss while owning the top spot, 35 upsets, and 15 overtime affairs have highlighted the first 5 weeks of college water polo.