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.
No. 6 Stanford men’s water polo (12-6, 4-5 MPSF) faced its third consecutive lost on Saturday as No. 3 Cal (18-3, 1-2) downed the Cardinal 11-10. This is the third game in a row that the Cardinal have lost by one goal to a higher-ranked team (the other two being UCLA and Pacific).
No. 6 Stanford men’s water polo (12-5, 4-4 MPSF) will travel to Berkeley to face No. 3 Cal (17-3, 0-2 MPSF) for ‘The Big Splash’ at the Spieker Aquatics Complex on Saturday.
No. 6 Stanford men’s water polo (12-5, 4-4 MPSF) had a close game that resulted in a 10-11 defeat at the hands of No. 4 Pacific (16-6, 3-1) on Saturday.
No. 6 Stanford men’s water polo (12-4, 4-3 MPSF) hosts No. 4 Pacific (15-5, 3-0) this Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center.
No. 5 Stanford men’s water polo (12-3, 4-2 MPSF) had a brilliant performance as it beat No. 8 Pepperdine (10-8) with a final score 9-5 on Sunday afternoon at Malibu.