CWPA Top 25 squads or vote getters were part of 49 of 60 matches of action on Week 3. Ranked teams maintained their form with just four upsets going in the books.
The No. 1 USC women’s water polo team delivered two decisive performances to take home its sixth straight title at the Triton Invitational.
The No. 7 UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team took a sixth place finish at the Triton Invitational, using a hot start to take down No. 11 UC Davis, 11-5 before falling in a rematch against No. 9 Arizona State, 7-5.
The Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California; the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, New Jersey; and Bucknell Invitational in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, will provide 54 matches of women’s water polo action this weekend, including several involving ranked teams.
Week 3 of the NCAA women’s water polo season brought a scoring onslaught, including 18 goals by Stanford’s Makenzie Fischer and 16 by St. Francis Brooklyn’s Kelsey Snelgar, each in three match efforts.
With just a handful of upsets on Week 3 and just two involving Top 10 teams, it is little surprise that the upper portion of the Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 remains nearly unchanged.
Champions League Day 8 features big wins for Brescia and Szolnok, while Olympiacos barely saves a point and BPM crashes in Split.
Five Top 25 upsets, including two which saw Top 10 teams fall, highlighted Week 3 of women’s water polo action. Bucknell’s John McBride also posted his 100th win with the women’s program.
The second ‘half’ of the prelims starts with a kind of return legs of the matches played two weeks ago which means that a couple of crucial fixtures is in sight.
Week 3 NCAA Water Polo action got underway on Thursday with an exhibition match between No. 1 USC and the Chinese National Team. 57 other matches round out the weekend of play, including 31 matches between Top 25 and vote-getting sides as well as a handful of exhibition matches.
Week 2 of the NCAA Women’s Water Polo action belonged to the goal scorers, and they were aplenty with several top players cashing in for hat tricks or more.
The top four teams held their ground in the Week 2 Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 poll, led by #1 USC. San Jose State and Fresno State each climbed three spots into the Top 15.
Head coach Ryan Castle has big aspirations for his majority-freshmen team.
The Game Day 4 of the European preliminaries of the 2019 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League took place on January 29 in several cities and comprised six matches, with the home teams only winning two games.
Three Top 25 upsets and one overtime contest highlighted Week 2 of NCAA Women’s Water Polo Action.