No. 1 women’s water polo escaped with a 7-6 win over No. 3 UCLA on Saturday. Sophomore Aria Fischer scored the winning goal with just five seconds left to prevent a second consecutive overtime game.
The No. 15 women’s lacrosse team (9-4) routed the San Diego State Aztecs 18-9 (8-5, 0-0 MPSF) on Thursday evening. The win comes just four days after a tough loss to USC in triple overtime on Sunday.
Hot off their first win against USC in over a year, the No. 1 women’s water polo team (15-1, 3-0 MPSF) returns home to do battle with No. 3 UCLA (20-3, 3-0 MPSF) on Saturday. After the overtime win against the Trojans, the Cardinal moved out of the No. 2 spot and regained the top ranking in the country for the first time in almost a full year.
After phenomenal showings at the Pac-12 conference championship and the NCAA championship, freshman Taylor Ruck was named the Pac-12 Swimming Freshman of the Year and classmate Carolina Sculti was tabbed for the Pac-12 Diving Freshman of the Year.
Feeling the loss of star sophomore opposite Jaylen Jasper, the No. 6 men’s volleyball team (14-10, 5-6 MPSF) dropped a five-set decision to No. 9 USC (15-8, 6-4) last Friday and followed it with the worst offensive performance of the year against Concordia (14-16, 3-7) on Saturday.
No. 17 beach volleyball (8-10, 2-1 Pac-12) competed in a busy spring break, winning four of seven duels across Southern California.
The men’s swimming and diving team concluded its season at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas over the break. Affected by injuries, the team finished in 15th place. Despite the less than ideal finish, 11 swimmers and divers combined for 17 All-America honors, and senior Abrahm DeVine captured another individual title for the Cardinal.
The men’s swimming and diving team will be competing for the final time this year at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas from Wednesday to Saturday.