The No. 1 USC women’s water polo team never trailed No. 2 Stanford and got three big goals in the fourth along with a huge penalty stop from Amanda Longan to button up a 10-8 victory that claimed the Barbara Kalbus Invitational title for the Trojans.
Elli Protopapas, Hannah DeRose and Kitty Lynn Joustra all scored goals in overtime and the No. 4 Cal women’s water polo team knocked off No. 3 UCLA 7-6 on Sunday in the Third Place Game of the Barbara Kalbus Invitational.
Four-time champion Sabadell (ESP) and 2015 champion Olympiacos (GRE) are on their way to the Final Four after gaining decisive away wins respectively.
The very best of women’s water polo is in sight this Saturday when eight teams – two from Greece, Spain and Italy apiece, one from Russia and Hungary – are targeting to make the Final Four.
Thirty-two matches between ranked teams are slated for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, leading the Week 5 women’s water polo slate of 97 contests.
The goals continue to pour in across the country with several players notching hat tricks and five efforts of six or more scores on Week 4.
Top-ranked USC rides a 29-game win streak into action at the competitive Barbara Kalbus Invitational this week in Irvine, opening the tournament against #25 San Diego State.
The Barbara Kalbus Invitational is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country, featuring 16 teams that are all ranked in the top 25, including the top 10 teams in the nation.
The top 11 spots in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) women’s water polo Top 25 poll remained the same as all 15 Week 4 matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail. The Barbara Kalbus Invitational could shake up the rankings next week as 16 teams tangle in 32 matches in Irvine, California.
The European preliminaries of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2019 went underway in various European cities on Tuesday February 19, as five games were played.
All 15 Week 4 women’s water polo matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail. LaSalle made history with its 11-10 win over Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday, besting the Red Flash 11-10 for the program’s first Division I victory.
The Salem University men’s water polo team claimed the top grade point average in the nation across all men’s water polo teams.
A 4th man has been arrested, while Serbia has asked the league to move all of the remaining matches this season that are scheduled to send Serbian clubs to cities within 200km of Split, where the attacks happened.
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.