Rankings Hold, Save One Upset, in Women’s Water Polo Week 7 Results

The Week 7 slate included 58 matches, with 16 teams mentioned in the CWPA Top 25 poll in action. The schedule, which featured tournaments in Pennsylvania, Michigan and California among other events, produced just one upset and two overtime affairs.

Both matches that went to extra time were at the Grove City Invitational, in Grove City, Pennsylvania, with one coming on Friday and one on Saturday.

Of the 12 contests between teams ranked or receiving votes in the poll, none were decided by less than three goals, even RV Cal State East Bay’s 11-8 upset of #25 Cal Baptist.

VMI extended its current win streak to nine matches with a 4-0 showing at the Grove City Invitational and a 19-2 Sunday road win at Wittenberg. The nine-game win streak is the longest in program history. Previously the Keydets’ longest stretch was six games in 2017 and 2018.

Upsets

  • RV Cal State East Bay def. #25 Cal Baptist 11-8 – East Bay jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, thanks in part to two goals by Ivanna Anderson, including a penalty, and never looked back. After trailing 6-4 at the half, the Lancers pulled within one twice in the third quarter and twice in the fourth, last at 9-8 on a Kira O’Donnell goal with 2:45 left in the game. Maci Taylor and Payton Bosque capped the upset for East Bay. Tahnee Trew, Adrien Van Dyke, Anderson and Bosque each scored two goals for East Bay, while O’Donnell led CBU with a hat trick.

Overtime

  • VMI def. Gannon 11-10 OT – Gannon led 3-2 after the first quarter thanks to two Nicole Wiemken goals, but the teams were level at 4 at the half. Emma Noble, Genevieve Petrassi and McKenna Imset gave VMI a 7-5 edge with 5:09 to play in the third quarter. The teams tied at 7 and 8, before a Kiara Anguiano powerplay score gave VMI the slight 9-8 advantage with 2 seconds left in the period. Kelly Fehr knotted the score at 9-all and a Wiemken penalty (3:01) put Gannon back on top. Sydney Shettleroe sent the game to overtime, scoring with 2:10 to go. In the first overtime, the teams combined for six shots, but came up empty. Emma Perez put in the game winner for VMI with 49 ticks left in the second extra period. Seven Keydets scored in the game with Petrassi, Noble, Imset and Shettelroe managing two apiece. Wiemken put in four goals to lead Gannon.
  • Wittenberg def. Grove City 17-15 OT – Savannah Phillips buried eight goals as the Tigers moved past the host Wolverines at the Grove City Invitational on Saturday. Kailey Cordova also added a hat trick for Wittenberg. Reese Trauger netted a career-high six goals and Elaine Miller added five, but it was not enough for Grove City.

Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Week 7 Results

Date Matchup Result
Feb. 26
10 p.m. Redlands vs. Cal Tech Redlands 15-2
10 p.m. Occidental vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 12-4
Feb. 28
4:30 p.m. #16 San Diego State at Concordia (Irvine) San Diego State 18-5
7 p.m. Villanova at #20 Princeton Princeton 14-6
Grove City Invitational (Grove City, Pa.)
3 p.m. Salem at Grove City Salem 23-3
4:15 p.m. VMI vs. Mercyhurst VMI 12-7
5:30 p.m. Gannon at Grove City Gannon 19-14
6:45 p.m. VMI vs. Salem VMI 14-11
Tina Finali Invitational (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
Cal State Monterey Bay vs. Austin College Cal State Monterey Bay 14-8
10:30 a.m. RV Cal State East Bay vs. Lindenwood Cal State East Bay 15-5
11:45 a.m. #14 Indiana vs. Fresno Pacific Indiana 17-3
1 p.m. Chapman at RV Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 12-11
3:30 p.m. #25 Cal Baptist vs. RV Cal State East Bay Cal State East Bay 11-8
4:45 p.m. Lindenwood vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 14-5
6 p.m. #14 Indiana at RV Cal Lutheran Indiana 21-7
7:15 p.m. Chapman vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Cal State Monterey Bay 15-12
8:30 p.m. #25 Cal Baptist vs. Fresno Pacific Cal Baptist 8-6
9:45 p.m. Austin College vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 14-6
Feb. 29.
Noon #20 Princeton at George Washington Princeton 12-8
2 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer at Redlands Pomona-Pitzer 14-9
3 p.m. #10 UC San Diego at #20 Cal State Northridge UC San Diego 12-9
4 p.m. #16 San Diego State at #5 UC Irvine UC Irvine 12-8
6 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at #20 Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge 13-9
Wolverine Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
8 a.m. Iona vs. #22 Bucknell Bucknell 13-6
9:20 a.m. RV Santa Clara at #7 Michigan Michigan 15-3
10:40 a.m. #15 Long Beach State vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) Long Beach State 22-11
3 p.m. RV Santa Clara vs. Iona Santa Clara 10-7
4:20 p.m. Saint Francis (Pa.) vs. #22 Bucknell Bucknell 10-5
5:40 p.m. #15 Long Beach State at #7 Michigan Michigan 12-9
Grove City Invitational (Grove City, Pa.)
8 a.m. Salem vs. Mercyhurst Salem 12-9
9:15 a.m. Wittenberg at Grove City Wittenberg 17-15 OT
10:30 a.m. Gannon vs. VMI VMI 11-10 OT
11:45 a.m. Wittenberg vs. Mercyhurst Mercyhurst 16-4
2:15 p.m. VMI at Grove City VMI 23-11
3:30 p.m. Wittenberg vs. Gannon Gannon 17-8
4:45 p.m. Mercyhurst at Grove City Mercyhurst 20-12
Tina Finali Invitational (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
10:30 a.m. #14 Indiana vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Indiana 17-5
11:45 a.m. Fresno Pacific at RV Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 16-11
1 p.m. RV Cal State East Bay vs. Austin College Cal State East Bay 16-7
2:15 p.m. Chapman vs. RV Sonoma State Sonoma State 14-6
3:30 p.m. #25 Cal Baptist vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Cal Baptist 16-5
4:45 p.m. #14 Indiana vs. RV Cal State East Bay Indiana 17-10
6 p.m. Lindenwood vs. Chapman Chapman 8-6
7:15 p.m. Austin College vs. Fresno Pacific Fresno Pacific 12-11
8:30 p.m. #25 Cal Baptist vs. RV Sonoma State Cal Baptist 12-9
9:45 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at RV Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 11-10
11 p.m. Lindenwood at RV Cal Lutheran Cal Lutheran 10-6
March 1.
Noon VMI at Wittenberg VMI 19-2
2 p.m. #2 Stanford at #10 UC San Diego Stanford 11-2
3 p.m. #1 USC at #13 San Jose State USC 15-11
4 p.m. LIU Brooklyn vs. #2 Stanford Stanford 19-2
7 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at #10 UC San Diego UC San Diego 17-6
Wolverine Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
8 a.m. RV Santa Clara vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) Santa Clara 13-7
9:20 a.m. Iona at #7 Michigan Michigan 14-6
10:40 a.m. #15 Long Beach State vs. #22 Bucknell Long Beach State 17-14
1:20 p.m. Saint Francis (Pa.) vs. Iona Iona 10-6
2:40 p.m. #15 Long Beach State vs. RV Santa Clara Long Beach State 13-7
4 p.m. #22 Bucknell at #7 Michigan Michigan 15-6

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