In a fierce battle for the 2022 title, USC takes a 10-7 loss to the Cardinal in Ann Arbor.
Another championship chapter of the fiercest rivalry in women’s college water polo will be written Sunday when Stanford takes on USC for the national title.
The Golden Bears made it 8-for-8 in semifinal berths, qualifying for the 2022 NCAA semifinals with a 10-4 win over Michigan on Friday evening.
Stanford remains the unanimous top-ranked team in the nation as the Collegiate Water Polo Association releases the Week 15 Women’s Varsity National Top 25.
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The Trojans fought out of a four-goal hole with help from a four-goal effort from Paige Hauschild, but the Cardinal ultimately prevailed 11-9.
#15 Indiana capped off the season as it took the win over San Jose State in the fifth-place game at the MPSF Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
The Lancers’ victory secured them seventh place in the GCC Tournament after they came in seeded eighth behind the No. 7 Eagles.
The win puts the host Trojans into position to fight for a fourth straight MPSF Tournament title, set to take on Stanford on Sunday.
The No. 6 Bears will advance directly to the semifinals against No. 1 USC due to COVID-19 developments within the Sun Devils program.
Long Beach State moves on to the semi-finals after winning a back-and-forth game that came down to the final shot.
The No. 3 seed Gauchos begin their postseason run in Hawaii against No. 6 Long Beach State in the Big West Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday.
The top-seeded Trojans host this years MPSF Tournament, April 22-24 at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
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