37 players netted four goals or more to headline the Week 10 standout performances. Bucknell’s Paige Furano led the way with a school record seven scores vs. Harvard on Sunday.
17 Top 25 matchups highlight Week 11 play, while tournaments are scheduled from Lebanon, Illinois, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Brooklyn Heights, New York.
USC’s nearly one year stranglehold on the top spot of the CWPA Top 25 poll has ended. Stanford takes over the #1 position after knocking off the then top-ranked Trojans 9-8 in overtime on Saturday.
Six upsets, including two overtime affairs, highlighted Week 10 water polo action.
18 Top 25 matchups, including four Top 10 affairs, highlight the collegiate water polo Week 10 schedule. Saturday brings the marquee matchup of the week, pitting #1 USC vs. #2 Stanford.
Penn State Behrend’s Lauren Wood set the school season record for goals with two against Connecticut College on Friday, upping her tally to 55 for the year. Kyra Christmas was the leading individual goal scorer of the week, putting in eight goals on 12 shots as #6 Pacific topped #13 Fresno State 16-8.
The Top 11 remained in tact in the Week 10 poll, with #1 USC and #2 Stanford holding down the top spots for the 11th straight week. Meanwhile, San Diego State and Harvard were the biggest movers of the week after scoring Week 9 upsets.
After dropping out of the Top 25 into the ranks of the vote getters, San Diego State pulled off a pair of upsets amidst a 2-1 effort on water polo Week 9.
Eleven Top 25 meetings highlight Week 9 women’s water polo action, with two Top 10 matchups to follow next Monday and Tuesday.
#15 Long Beach State’s Sarah Barker recorded five goals in a 13-7 win over #16 Wagner on Sunday and added four more in a 15-6 victory over RV Bucknell on Thursday. Barker was one of 24 players with at least one four-goal effort on Week 8.
With just a handful of upsets on Week 8, it is no surprise that there weren’t many major moves in the Week 9 CWPA Top 25 rankings. The Top 13 remained in tact. Bucknell moved back into the poll, while Princeton dropped three spots to #17.
In a week that featured 21 matches between ranked teams and four Top 10 affairs, there were just three upsets. San Jose State was involved in all three upsets, topping Princeton, but falling to Marist and Bucknell.
Wherever Stanford’s #11 Makenzie Fischer is in the pool opposing coaches and players take notice. But, the question remains, even if they know where she is, can they stop the Cardinal’s goal scoring machine.
In a record setting 23-2 win over Wittenberg, three Indiana Hoosiers turned in three or more goals led by Tina Doherty and Hannah Falls-Hand, who posted six goals apiece to lead the Week 7 standout performances.
Week 8 women’s water polo action includes 21 matches between ranked teams beginning on Thursday, with nine coming at the LMU Invitational in Los Angeles.