Sintez earned its historical first Champions League triumph, while Jug rallied from two goals down vs. Spandau. Barceloneta and Olympiacos also won.
Lapkin scored 10, while men’s water polo Week 8 also included 7 seven-goal tallies , 12 six-goal efforts, 17 five-goal outings and 37 four-goal performances.
#9 Harvard went 4-0 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament to move to 22-0, while RV Cal Baptist and Santa Clara each posted two water polo Week 8 upsets.
It’s quarterfinal time in the Euro Cup with teams making the cut in the qualifying phase facing teams ousted in the Champions League qualification playoffs.
Both Champions League groups started to be divided between the favorites and the underdogs after two rounds and the third doesn’t look primed for surprises.
The city council of Irvine, California has voted to move forward on a $250 million sports complex, including a major water polo facility.
Alex Williams joins the Saints after having spent the previous year as an assistant coach with both the Iona College Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams.
Santa Clara hosts the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament in honor of Fraser (1996-2017), while the CWPA hosts DII and DIII Eastern Division Championships.
Brown’s James Thygesen and Cole Atwell and Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic turned in top performances to highlight water polo’s Week 7 league honorees.
Stanford, UCLA and Pacific were the top three in the men’s water polo poll for the fourth straight week, while San Jose State jumped six spots to #13.
The draw for the 2020 European Water Polo Championships was staged this evening in Budapest where teams will clash for the European title in January.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic, Iona’s Patrick Hudak and Salem’s Milos Popovic each turned in an 8-goal effort on Week 7 of men’s water polo action.
Water Polo was approved today as a pilot program at the high school level by the UIL Legislative Council in Texas, with play to begin in Fall 2021.
Six upsets highlighted the Week 7 slate, including a Top 10 result that saw #6 Pepperdine edge past #4 USC and two surprise results for RV Brown.
The Saturday part of the second round in the Champions League brought four one-sided matches. The eight Group B team combined for 101 goals.