Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Season Begins with 15 Ranked Teams in Action

#4 Cal and #18 San Jose State played the first official match of the 2020 collegiate women’s water polo season on Saturday. The #4 Bears won 12-6 after coming back from a 4-1 first quarter deficit. Claire Sonne put in four goals to lead eight Cal scorers, while goalie Cassidy Ball made 12 saves and even scored a goal at the end of the first half in the victory. Lili Urvari and Olga Descalzi Portell put in two goals apiece for SJSU.

Ball was named MPSF Player of the Week for her efforts, while Shea Salvino was tabbed as the league’s newcomer of the week after posting a goal, a steal and an assist in her collegiate debut.

Opening Weekend

Twenty teams are in action this weekend as nearly one third of programs kick off their 2020 campaigns. Much of the action will be based in Santa Barbara, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

UC Santa Barbara is hosting the 2020 Winter Invite beginning on Friday, which will see 10 teams face off in 20 games over the three-day event at the Campus Pool and the UCSB Recreation Center pool. The field includes #25 Azusa Pacific, #4 Cal, #22 Cal State Northridge, Iona, #7 Michigan, Ottawa (Ariz.), #3 UCLA, #5 UC Irvine, #13 UC San Diego and the host #11 Gauchos.

#6 Hawaii also is hosting a tournament this weekend, welcoming #14 Fresno State, #12 Loyola Marymount and #23 Marist to Honolulu for a Saturday and Sunday round robin affair.

San Jose State welcomes Sonoma State and #2 Stanford on Saturday, while #10 UC Davis hosts Santa Clara and Fresno Pacific in a three-game affair on Sunday.

Eighteen of the 32 matches pit two ranked teams against each other, including three top 10 affairs.

  • #5 UC Irvine vs. #4 Cal on Saturday
  • #7 Michigan vs. #5 UC Irvine on Saturday
  • #7 Michigan vs. #4 Cal on Sunday

Fifteen of the 27 teams ranked or receiving votes in the CWPA Preseason Poll are in action this weekend.

Week 1 Schedule

Date Matchup Live Stats
Jan. 11 #4 Cal def. #18 San Jose State 12-6 Box Score
Jan. 17.
UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Noon Ottawa (Ariz.) vs. Iona
1:15 p.m. #22 Cal State Northridge vs. #25 Azusa Pacific Live Stats
4:15 p.m. Ottawa (Ariz.) vs. #25 Azusa Pacific Live Stats
5:30 p.m. #22 Cal State Northridge at #2 UCLA Live Stats
9 p.m. #2 UCLA at #11 UC Santa Barbara Live Stats
Jan. 18.
1 p.m. Sonoma State at #18 San Jose State Live Stats
2:30 p.m. #2 Stanford at #18 San Jose State Live Stats
3 p.m. San Diego State Alumnae Game
4 p.m. #2 Stanford vs. Sonoma State (at San Jose State)
TBA Villanova Alumnae Game
Hawaii Invite (Honolulu, Hawaii)
3:30 p.m. #12 Loyola Marymount at #6 Hawaii Live Stats
5 p.m. #14 Fresno State vs. #23 Marist Live Stats
9:30 p.m. #23 Marist at #12 Loyola Marymount Live Stats
11 p.m. #14 Fresno State at #6 Hawaii Live Stats
UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
11:30 a.m. #22 Cal State Northridge at #7 Michigan Live Stats
12:45 p.m. #2 UCLA vs. #13 UC San Diego Live Stats
1:30 p.m. #5 UC Irvine vs. #4 Cal Live Stats
2 p.m. Iona vs. #11 UC Santa Barbara Live Stats
3:15 p.m. #22 Cal State Northridge vs. Ottawa (Ariz.) Live Stats
5 p.m. #7 Michigan vs. #5 UC Irvine Live Stats
5 p.m. Iona vs. #2 UCLA Live Stats
6:15 p.m. #4 Cal at #11 UC Santa Barbara Live Stats
6:30 p.m. Ottawa (Ariz.) vs. #13 UC San Diego Live Stats
Jan. 19.
UC Davis Tournament (Davis, Calif.)
2 p.m. Fresno Pacific vs. Santa Clara Live Stats
5 p.m. Santa Clara at #10 UC Davis Live Stats
8 p.m. Fresno Pacific at #10 UC Davis Live Stats
UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
11:30 a.m. #7 Michigan vs. #4 Cal Live Stats
12:45 p.m. Iona vs. #13 UC San Diego Live Stats
2 p.m. Ottawa (Ariz.) vs. #2 UCLA Live Stats
3:15 p.m. #7 Michigan at #11 UC Santa Barbara Live Stats
5 p.m. #13 UC San Diego vs. #4 Cal Live Stats
6:15 p.m. Ottawa (Ariz.) vs. #11 UC Santa Barbara Live Stats
Hawaii Invite (Honolulu, Hawaii)
2 p.m. #12 Loyola Marymount vs. #14 Fresno State Live Stats
3:15 p.m. #23 Marist at #6 Hawaii Live Stats
Jan. 22
7 p.m. Sonoma State at #9 Pacific

 

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