No. 1 men’s water polo (13-1, 0-0 MPSF) cemented their top ranking with two more victories this weekend on a trip to Southern California. First, the Cardinal defeated No. 8 California State University, Long Beach (10-8, 0-0 GCC) on Saturday 11-5, then travelled to Orange County, where they beat No. 13 University of California, Irvine (16-7, 0-0 GCC).
The newly minted No. 1 men’s water polo team (11-1, 0-0 MPSF) will look to retain their rank atop the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) against Santa Clara (8-4, 0-0 MPSF) on Wednesday. The Cardinal are a perfect 4-0 on the road and are winners of their last six straight matches.
No. 1 men’s water polo (11-1, 0-0 MPSF) claimed an 11-8 victory against No. 3 Pacific on Sunday afternoon (10-2, 0-0 GCC), extending Stanford’s winning streak to six games. Entering the weekend, both teams had a 10-1 record, with Pacific’s only loss having been against the Cardinal in the SoCal Invitational.
No. 3 men’s water polo (10-1, 0-0 MPSF) claimed the SoCal Invite after downing No. 2 UCLA (9-1, 0-0 MPSF) to the tune of 13-9 on Sunday afternoon. The victory marked the completion of a 16-team, three-day tournament hosted by the Bruins.
This Friday through Sunday, the No. 3 men’s water polo (6-1, 0-0 MPSF) will be making a splash at the SoCal Invitational. The first match-up of the tournament for the Cardinal is against the Air Force (7-4, 0-0 WWPA) at 1 p.m. on Friday, followed by two matches on Saturday and a final one on Sunday.
Following an undefeated season-opening weekend at the Navy Open, No. 2 men’s water polo (5-0, 0-0 MPSF) toppled San Jose State (0-3, 0-0 GCC) to the tune of 16-5 on Friday night.
Hungry to avenge its NCAA championship defeat against USC last season, No. 2 men’s water polo kicks off its season at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Maryland this weekend with four games against weaker competition.
Last time the Cardinal graced the waters of Avery Aquatic Center, they had fallen just short of a miraculous comeback against their most embittered rival in the biggest game of the season. In 2019, the Stanford men’s water polo team looks to reverse its fortunes and snap a 16-year championship drought, the longest in the…