Week 7 action is already in full swing with 16 contests having been played between Monday and Thursday. The first of four Top 10 matches was played on Thursday as #1 USC bested #8 UC Irvine on the road.
Winning by nine goals a fortnight ago in Sant Andreu ensures a peaceful return game for Olympiacos in Piraeus as the 2010-2011 champions are set to return to the Euro League F4.
Including 20 performances of four or more scores, here is a look at some of the standout efforts of collegiate water polo Week 6 and conference player of the week honorees.
The four Top 25 upsets on Week 6 resulted in the involved parties switching spots in the rankings on Week 7.
The Game Day 10 of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2019, as part of the European qualification phase, was played last night (Tuesday March 5) in Szentes (HUN) and Rotterdam (NED) respectively.
With 21 of the CWPA Top 25 teams in action on Week 6 and 24 contests involving two ranked squads, just four ended in upsets, but two came among the top 10.
2004 Olympian and veteran National Team pipeline coach Brett Ormsby joins University of the Pacific Head Coach James Graham as the Head Coaches for the USA Men and Women respectively leading Team USA into the 30th Summer World University Games in July.
24 contests involve two Top 25 teams, including Top 10 affairs between #6 Pacific and #7 Michigan and #3 Cal and #4 UCLA. Tournaments are slated for Bloomington, Indiana; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pomona, Claremont and LaVerne, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Springfield, Ohio.
VMI put in 46 goals in two Saturday wins at the Macalester Invitational, including a school record eight by Sarah Dolitsky against host Macalester. Dolitsky went on to score 24 goals on the week, leading the Week 5 offensive standout performances.
The first change to the top five in three weeks came after then #4 Cal defeated #3 UCLA in overtime at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, one of six upsets which occurred on Week 5. Pacific also registered two Top 10 upsets in Irvine to move up four spots to #6.
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) came back from 8-3 down to oust favorite OSC (HUN) with a double win in the Euro Cup semis. They will face Marseille in the final as the French rolled over Ortigia (ITA).
Recco and Jug Dubrovnik are the first teams to technically book their respective spots in the Final Eight already on Day 9. Brescia earned another great win, this time against Barceloneta and moved to the second place in Group A.
Much like NCAA basketball teams have multiple postseason options, Division III water polo teams will have an alternative option to the NCAA Tournament beginning in the fall of 2019.
After 3 years of training off campus, the San Jose State Spartans officially have water in their new 8 lane,…
The clash of Brescia (ITA) and Barceloneta (ESP) might decide the second place in Group A, while in Group B the four top sides – chasing three available F8 spots – all face tough away tests, including Jug’s ‘El Clasico’ against fellow Croatian side Mladost.