Rankings Hold On Water Polo Week 4, LaSalle Earns First Win vs. D1 Foe

All 15 Week 4 women’s water polo matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail.

#1 USC moved to 13-0 on the year with a 19-1 drubbing of #20 Indiana in both team’s first MPSF contest on Friday. 

#2 Stanford and #4 Cal each posted wins over host #11 UC Davis in the Davis Shoot-Out on Saturday. The Bears won 11-6 over the Aggies and the Cardinal followed with a 17-6 victory.

#3 UCLA edged out #7 UC Irvine 13-10 in two overtimes on Saturday in the lone match of the week involving two Top 10 squads. The Anteaters rebounded with wins over #20 Indiana (12-6) and Whittier (22-6) 0n Sunday.

#21 Cal State Northridge kicked off the week with Wednesday victories over #24 Cal Baptist (14-12) and the Redlands (16-8) at the Redlands Mini Tournament.

#22 Bucknell managed four wins, topping Mercyhurst (22-10), McKendree (17-6), VMI (19-5) and Gannon (17-6) at the Laker Invitational to move to 10-2 on the season.

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. Freshman Mary-Trese Squeglia put in the go-ahead goal in the fourth quarter. Karle Linden notched one goal, one assist, three steals and three blocked shots in the game.

“I am very pleased with the way the team played this afternoon,” head coach Tom Hyham said. “We worked hard all week focusing on the Saint Francis game. The win marks the first Division I win in program history. They are the only Division 1 opponent that we face this weekend so maintaining a strong focus was key.”

Feb. 13
Redlands Mini Tournament
5 p.m. #21 Cal State Northridge def. #24 Cal Baptist 14-12 Cal State Northridge Recap Cal Baptist Recap
6:30 p.m. #21 Cal State Northridge def. Redlands 16-8 Cal State Northridge Recap Redlands Recap
9 p.m. #24 Cal Baptist def. Redlands 14-6 Cal Baptist Recap Redlands Recap
Feb. 15
9 p.m. #12 Loyola Marymount def. #17 UC San Diego 12-6 Loyola Marymount Recap UC San Diego Recap
Mercyhurst Laker Invite (Erie, Pa.)
8 p.m. VMI def. Salem 13-12 VMI Recap Salem Recap
Feb. 16
Noon #14 Princeton def. Villanova 15-7 Princeton Recap Villanova Recap
3 p.m. Santa Clara def. Sonoma State 13-8 Santa Clara Recap Sonoma State Recap
4 p.m. #3 UCLA def. #7 UC Irvine 13-10 2OT UCLA Recap  UC Irvine Recap
7 p.m. #1 USC def. #20 Indiana 19-1 USC Recap Indiana Recap
Davis Shoot-Out (Davis California)
1 p.m. #4 Cal def. #11 UC Davis 11-6 Cal Recap UC Davis Recap
6 p.m. #2 Stanford def. #11 UC Davis 17-6 Stanford Recap UC Davis Recap
Bulldog Invitational (Redlands, California)
3 p.m. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps def. Redlands 11-6 CMS Recap Redlands Recap
4:30 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer def. Concordia (CA) 8-7 Pomona-Pitzer Recap Concordia Recap
5:50 p.m. Cal State East Bay def. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10-4 Cal State East Bay Recap CMS Recap
7:10 p.m. Concordia (CA) def. Redlands 14-7 Concordia Recap  Redlands Recap
8:30 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer def. Cal State East Bay 11-9 Pomona-Pitzer Recap Cal State East Bay Recap
Mercyhurst Laker Invite (Erie, Pa.)
9:30 a.m. McKendree def. LaSalle 13-8 McKendree Recap LaSalle Recap
11 a.m. #22 Bucknell def. Mercyhurst 22-10 Bucknell Recap Mercyhurst Recap
12:30 p.m. VMI def. Gannon 15-14 VMI Recap Gannon Recap
2 p.m. Iona def. Salem 13-10 Iona Recap Salem Recap
3:15 p.m. LaSalle def. Saint Francis (PA) 11-10 LaSalle Recap Saint Francis Recap
4:30 p.m. #22 Bucknell def. McKendree 17-6 Bucknell Recap McKendree Recap
5:45 p.m. Salem def. Mercyhurst 12-10 Salem Recap Mercyhurst Recap
7 p.m. Iona def. Gannon 14-9 Iona Recap Gannon Recap
8:15 p.m. VMI def. Saint Francis (PA) 14-12 VMI Recap Saint Francis Recap
Feb. 17
3 p.m. #7 UC Irvine def. #20 Indiana 12-6 UC Irvine Recap Indiana Recap
6 p.m. #7 UC Irvine def. Whittier 22-6 UC Irvine Recap Whittier Recap
Bulldog Invitational (Redlands, California)
3 p.m. Cal State East Bay def. Redlands 14-5 Cal State East Bay Recap Redlands Recap
Mercyhurst Laker Invite (Erie, Pa.)
8 a.m. Iona def. McKendree 11-9 Iona Recap McKendree Recap
9:15 a.m. Gannon def. LaSalle 17-11 Gannon Recap LaSalle Recap
10:30 a.m. #22 Bucknell def. VMI 19-5 Bucknell Recap VMI Recap
11:45 a.m. Iona def. Mercyhurst 10-8 Iona Recap Mercyhurst Recap
1 p.m. McKendree def. Saint Francis (PA) 15-7 McKendree Recap Saint Francis Recap
2:25 p.m. Salem def. LaSalle 11-9 Salem Recap LaSalle Recap
3:30 p.m. Mercyhurst def. VMI 7-6 Mercyhurst Recap VMI Recap
4:45 p.m. #22 Bucknell def. Gannon 17-6 Bucknell Recap Gannon Recap
5 p.m. Saint Francis (PA) def. Salem 12-9 Saint Francis Recap Salem Recap

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