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).
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.
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…
This year, Cardinal water polo returned to the NCAA championship game for the first time in a decade but fell short of its ultimate goal of reclaiming the national title, losing to embittered rival USC in the NCAA final.
On Saturday afternoon, No. 3 Stanford men’s water polo (18-2, 2-1 MPSF) sunk No. 4 California (16-5, 1-2 MPSF) 12-11 in double overtime in the Big Splash at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Neither team led by more than a goal throughout the entire match until Stanford pulled away 12-10 in overtime to a lead that the Bears were unable to equal.
No. 6 Stanford men’s water polo (12-6, 4-5 MPSF) will travel down to Los Angeles this weekend to take on No. 1 UCLA (24-1, 2-1), No. 2 USC (20-1, 3-0), No. 3 Cal (18-3, 1-2) and Penn State Behrend (0-23, 0-0) in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship Tournament hosted by UCLA. Games will begin Friday at 10 a.m. with Stanford taking on Penn State Behrend before facing USC in the afternoon.