The Barbara Kalbus Invitational in Irvine, California, featured 32 Top 25 affairs and eight ended in upsets, including the championship match.
Bucknell’s Kali Hyham scored 25 goals at the Mercyhurst Invitational, with five or more tallies in each of four wins, to lead Week 5 conference honorees.
With 56 matches across the country on women’s water polo Week 5, the goals came fast and furious with 138 individual scoring efforts of three or more goals.
A week out of the water did not stop Stanford from assuming the #1 spot in the collegiate women’s water polo association Top 25 poll.
#1 USC suffered its first loss, falling to #3 UCLA in the championship match of the Triton Invitational, while #8 Arizona State scored two Top 10 upsets
#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.