There were only a few small changes to the collegiate women’s water polo Top 25 poll after Week 7 produced just one upset.
USC ascended to the top of the collegiate women’s water polo poll., while San Diego State was the biggest mover of the week, jumping from #22 to #16.
The Barbara Kalbus Invitational in Irvine, California, featured 32 Top 25 affairs and eight ended in upsets, including the championship match.
San Jose State made the biggest climb of the week, jumping five spots from #18 to #13 after a pair of one-goal victories over #13 Fresno State and #6 Cal.
The 2019 World Women’s Junior Water Polo title will go to either the defending champion Russia or the 2017 bronze medalists from the Netherlands.
USA Water Polo has announced the 13-athlete roster that will represent Team USA at the upcoming FINA Women’s Junior World Championship, Sept. 9-15.
Italy and Hungary nabbed spots in the World University Games women’s water polo final. with semifinal wins over Canada and Russia on Friday.
The water polo quarterfinals field for the World University Games is set after four Round of 16 matches, two per gender, on Tuesday.
In women’s water polo, Hungary outscored foes 73-22 in four Pool A wins at the World University Games. In Pool B, Italy went 4-0, squeaking past foes 37-31.
The NCAA Women’s Water Polo national championship matchup is set, with defending champion #1 USC meeting 2018 runnerup #2 Stanford on Sunday. Both teams had to endure an overtime thriller on Saturday to earn their spot in the title match.
The top four seeds, all from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, advanced to Saturday’s NCAA Tournament semifinals with wins on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. #1 USC will now meet #4 Cal and #2 Stanford will face #3 UCLA with a spot in the championships match on the line.
Seven conference tournament champions were crowned over the weekend, with the top seed claiming the title in four leagues and the #2 seed garnering the other three. All seven league championship winners earned automatic berths to the NCAA Championships.
The No. 2 USC women’s water polo team shrugged off a two-goal deficit in the fourth period and forced overtime, where the Trojans would eventually net the golden goal on Paige Hauschild’s blast from 10 meters out after almost 41 minutes of action to beat Stanford and win the MPSF Tournament championship.
At the CWPA Division III Championships, Becca Dabrowski netted 27 goals in three games en route to All-Tournament Team and MVP honors. Dabrowski’s efforts led all scorers on collegiate water polo Week 12.
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.