With just one Top 25 upset on Week 5 of the collegiate women’s water polo season, it is no surprise that movement in the Top 25 poll was minimal.
USC named interim men’s head coach Marko Pintaric as head coach of its men’s and women’s water polo teams, replacing Jovan Vavic, who was fired in March.
Italy and Hungary nabbed spots in the World University Games women’s water polo final. with semifinal wins over Canada and Russia on Friday.
France claimed ninth place in women’s water polo at the Summer Universiade, while the fifth through eight place seeding matches also were played on Thursday.
Canada, Hungary, Italy and Russia are in the hunt for podium spots in women’s water polo at the World University Games after quarterfinal wins on Wednesday.
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.
Fifty-four student-athletes representing 25 institutions have been tabbed as Division I women’s water polo All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). National champion Stanford and runnerup USC each boast six honorees.
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.
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.
No. 2 Stanford held No. 1 USC scoreless in overtime and Makenzie Fischer notched a hat trick to lead the Cardinal in a 9-8 victory, Saturday, at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
The No. 1 USC women’s water polo team never trailed No. 2 Stanford and got three big goals in the fourth along with a huge penalty stop from Amanda Longan to button up a 10-8 victory that claimed the Barbara Kalbus Invitational title for the Trojans.
Week 3 of collegiate women’s water polo action saw Top 10 teams continue to soar and several players step into the spotlight. Here’s a look at the standout efforts from last week.
The top-ranked Women of Troy carry a 28-game win streak into their first official home game of the year.
The No. 1 USC women’s water polo team delivered two decisive performances to take home its sixth straight title at the Triton Invitational.
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