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.
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 398 days without a win against archrival No. 1 USC (20-1), No. 2 women’s water polo (15-1) stopped by Los Angeles on Saturday to break the Trojans’ 37-game win streak. Stanford triumphed 9-8, shutting USC out in overtime.
On Saturday afternoon, No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo (12-1, 2-0 MPSF) returned to form by besting No. 9 Arizona State (9-7, 0-1 MPSF) 10-7 in its first game against a ranked opponent since a tough loss to No. 1 USC.
This Friday, the No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo (11-0, 1-0 Pac-12) cruised past Santa Clara (4-9, 0-0 GCC) in a 17-1 victory. The top scorers of the match were senior Madison Berggren and sophomore Sarah Klass with four goals each.
Tonight in Avery Aquatics Center, No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo (10-1) looks to bounce back from a tough loss against No. 1 University of Southern California (17-0) with a win over Santa Clara University (4-7).
After three electrifying wins in the Barbara Kalbus Invitational at UC Irvine, the Stanford women’s water polo team (10-1, 1-0 MPSF) dropped their first match of the year to defending champions USC. From Friday through Sunday, the No. 2 Cardinal cleaved a path through No. 21 CSUN, No. 8 Arizona State and No. 3 UCLA before the No. 1 Trojans won the final game of the tournament.
The second-ranked women’s water polo team (7-0, 1-0 MPSF) travels to Irvine, CA, this weekend to compete in the 13th annual Barbara Kalbus Invitational hosted by UC Irvine (UCI).