Four upsets and four overtime wins highlighted the Week 8 collegiate women’s water polo results. #15 Long Beach State scored a Top 10 victory.
Week 8 of the collegiate women’s water polo season brings tournaments in California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts and Illinois, and three Top 10 matches.
Long Beach State’s Elena Kotanchyan logged a career-high seven goals twice on the weekend at the Wolverine Invitational en route to Big West honors.
There were only a few small changes to the collegiate women’s water polo Top 25 poll after Week 7 produced just one upset.
All three favourite sides earned fine wins on Wednesday and group leader Barceloneta is the first team to secure its spot in the Final Eight.
Mercyhurst graduate assistant Alyssa Diacono has been named as the first-ever head coach for the Mount St. Mary’s men’s and women’s water polo teams.
The biggest winner of the day was Mladost Zagreb, which earned a great win in Hannover and broke six points clear in the race for the fourth qualifying spot.
Wittenberg senior Savanah Phillips dropped in eight goals in the Tigers’ 17-15 overtime win over Grove City to lead all Week 7 individual scoring efforts.
The 12 contests between teams mentioned in the CWPA poll were decided by no less than three goals, even RV Cal State East Bay’s 11-8 upset of #25 Cal Baptist.
Postponing the biggest game of the round between title-holder Ferencvaros and Pro Recco moves the spotlight to the race for the 4th place in both groups.
Citing concerns of coronavirus, FINA has moved the women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament to May, and will consider moving it from the seaside city of Trieste.
Week 7 of the collegiate women’s water polo season includes 57 matches and tournaments in Pennsylvania, Michigan and California.
The USA Men’s National Water Polo Team in a three-game series beginning March 19 as part of their preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Michigan’s Heidi Ritner racked up 43 saves, while Gannon’s Kelly Fehr used a school record scoring performance and 16 goals to earn Week 6 conference nods.
USC ascended to the top of the collegiate women’s water polo poll., while San Diego State was the biggest mover of the week, jumping from #22 to #16.