The loss dropped Stanford (8-4, 2-2 MPSF) to fourth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and leaves them with an uphill battle to get to the NCAA tournament. They play two more MPSF teams this weekend, and while both opponents are winless in the conference, the Cardinal cannot afford another slipup.
The floodgates opened during the second quarter of this year’s annual Big Splash against California, and by the end of the game Stanford was drowning in goals. A 4-0 second quarter that turned into an 8-2 run for California led to a lopsided 14-8 drubbing on Saturday morning at Berkeley’s Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Stanford (8-3, 2-1 MPSF) makes a visit to Berkeley’s Spieker Aquatics Complex this Saturday for the Big Splash with a chance to drop the Golden Bears to 0-3 in conference play. With a win, the fifth-ranked Cardinal would also have its first three-game winning streak of the season.
The No. 4 Stanford men’s water polo team will take on rival California in the annual Big Splash this Saturday at 5:15 p.m. Both teams are looking to improve on their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament seeding and bolster their chances of receiving the NCAA Championship’s at-large bid.
The No. 4 Stanford men’s water polo team took two lopsided wins this weekend, defeating No. 14 Santa Clara 17-4 on Saturday and No. 12 UC-Davis 12-7 on Sunday
The Stanford men’s water polo team is in the final stretch of what has, to this point, been a very successful regular season. The Cardinal (13-6, 5-2 MPSF) is currently in a tie for third place in the highly competitive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
The No. 2 Stanford (21-1, 6-0 MPSF) and No. 3 Cal (23-6, 4-3) women’s water polo teams faced off at the Avery Aquatic Center this Saturday for a thrilling match, decided at the literal last second, with the game-winning score from Stanford’s senior two-meter Jessica Steffens.