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.
Of the 47 matches played on Week 2 of the collegiate women’s water polo season, nine ended in one-score affairs including a sudden death contest.
Eighteen of the 32 collegiate women’s water polo opening weekend matches pit two ranked teams against each other, including three top 10 affairs.
#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.
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.