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.
Bucknell’s Ally Furano and LIU Brooklyn’s Jessica Dean headlined the women’s water polo Week 4 scorers, netting 7-goal efforts at the Bison Invitational.
#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
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.
Penn State Behrend’s Lauren Wood set the school season record for goals with two against Connecticut College on Friday, upping her tally to 55 for the year. Kyra Christmas was the leading individual goal scorer of the week, putting in eight goals on 12 shots as #6 Pacific topped #13 Fresno State 16-8.
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.
Including 20 performances of four or more scores, here is a look at some of the standout efforts of collegiate water polo Week 6 and conference player of the week honorees.
UCI is looking for its first win in program-history against #3 UCLA, while Sunday’s game against #20 Indiana will be UCI’s home-opener.
Head coach Ryan Castle has big aspirations for his majority-freshmen team.