Seven of the teams taking part in the European preliminaries faced each other on Tuesday February 23 for the fourth round of the Women’s Water Polo World League 2016, held in various cities. Spain and Greece will play their fourth match next week, on Tuesday March 1.
The No. 6 University of Michigan water polo team will compete for the first time in three weeks this weekend as they face the nation’s best at the UCI Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 27) and Sunday (Feb. 28) in Irvine, Calif.
Powerhouse USA remained unbeaten over the six-day FINA Water Polo World League Intercontinental Tournament in Lewisville, Texas (USA) from February 16-21.
The USA Women’s National Team picked up another gold medal, this time in Lewisville, Texas as they topped Australia 6-5 to win the FINA Women’s Intercontinental Tournament.
The USA Women’s National Team continued their winning ways in Texas with a 14-4 win over Canada earlier tonight at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatics Center. Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET) scored four goals while Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) recorded 14 saves in the win.
The USA Women’s National Team kept up their dominant run at the FINA Women’s Intercontinental Tournament with a 19-2 win over Japan earlier tonight. Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC) scored four goals to lead a cavalcade of scorers while Sami Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/Santa Barbara) recorded six saves and scored a full tank goal in the win.
The USA Women’s National Team cruised to victory for the second straight game at the FINA Women’s Intercontinental Tournament defeating China 19-5. Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara), Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC), and Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET) scored three goals each with Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) stopping 18 shots in the win.
The fourth European round of the Men’s Water Polo World League 2016, held in various places on Tuesday February 16, confirmed Greece, Serbia and Italy respective dominance of Group A, B and C.
Brazil started off with a goal to get things going ahead 1-0 early on a tally from Marina Duarte. That would be as good as things got for Brazil as Team USA ran off four straight goals including two from Neushul to go up 4-1 early in the second period.
The Indiana water polo team completed their second leg of the Triton Invitational on Sunday evening. In both of their games, the Hoosiers trailed at halftime. Second half surges in both contests led No. 17 Indiana to victory, each by a score of 8-6.
From February 16-21, some of the world’s best water polo players will assemble in Texas for the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Intercontinental Tournament. The six-day event runs Tuesday through Sunday, in Lewisville, which is about 40km (25 miles) north of Dallas, USA.
The Indiana water polo team opened the Triton Invitational with a 1-1 showing on the first day of competition. The No. 17 Hoosiers began with an 11-3 loss at the hands of No. 19 UC San Diego, and followed with a 7-4 win over the Santa Clara Broncos.
But if there’s any time for the Hoosiers to make progress, it’s now — on the road for the third time this season, and for the second time out west. It’s where Indiana is most comfortable.
The Big Ten Network will televise the Michigan-Harvard water polo game on Saturday, April 9.