Six upsets, including two overtime affairs, highlighted Week 10 water polo action.
Netherlands, Australia and USA were the winning teams in a busy week of the 2019 edition of the FINA Water Polo World Leagues, comprising the Intercontinental Cup in Perth (AUS), from March 26-31, and the Europa Cup in Turin (ITA), from March 29-31.
After cruising through five matches at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament with relative ease, the USA Women’s National Team found themselves in a battle with longtime rival Australia in the title bout, claiming gold in a 14-12 shootout victory.
The Netherlands claimed another title after their European triumph in Barcelona last summer. This weekend the Dutch won the Europa Cup final in Turin (ITA), by beating Russia for the gold medal.
No. 2 Stanford held No. 1 USC scoreless in overtime and Makenzie Fischer notched a hat trick to lead the Cardinal in a 9-8 victory, Saturday, at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
CN Marseille has got a bit closer to become the first French team ever lifting a European trophy in water polo.
The USA Women’s National Team will play for gold at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament following a 14-7 win over Canada.
No. 5 Hawai’i scored two goals in the final three minutes to squeak by the No. 4 Cal women’s water polo team 6-5 on Friday night at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
18 Top 25 matchups, including four Top 10 affairs, highlight the collegiate water polo Week 10 schedule. Saturday brings the marquee matchup of the week, pitting #1 USC vs. #2 Stanford.
The USA Women’s National Team advanced to the semifinals of the FINA Intercontinental Tournament with a 22-4 win over South Africa.
Penn State Behrend’s Lauren Wood set the school season record for goals with two against Connecticut College on Friday, upping her tally to 55 for the year. Kyra Christmas was the leading individual goal scorer of the week, putting in eight goals on 12 shots as #6 Pacific topped #13 Fresno State 16-8.
The Top 11 remained in tact in the Week 10 poll, with #1 USC and #2 Stanford holding down the top spots for the 11th straight week. Meanwhile, San Diego State and Harvard were the biggest movers of the week after scoring Week 9 upsets.
With three rounds to go, Pro Recco already secured its first place in Group A, while Barceloneta gained a crucial win over Ferencvaros. In Group B, BPM managed to equalize with 10 seconds to go against Jug.
The USA Women’s National Team opened play at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament in Perth, Australia with an 11-5 win over China and an 18-7 win over Japan.
The first ever edition of the FINA / LEN Water Polo World League Europa Cup Final – Women 2019 is set to be hosted in Turin, Italy, from March 29-31 at the Torino Palanuoto indoor pool.