A balcony collapse injured junior Ben Hallock and three other American water polo players at the Coyote Ugly nightclub in Gwangju, South Korea on Saturday night. The Americans were celebrating the U.S. women’s victory over Spain and an unprecedented third consecutive International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championship.
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.
In an intense game which lasted to sudden death overtime, No. 1 women’s water polo was bested 8-9 by No. 2 USC in Sunday’s MPSF title game. USC scored with just 43 seconds in the third overtime period after a double exclusion forced a 5-on-5.
Top-ranked women’s water polo finished their 2019 regular season with two more wins to end undefeated in the MPSF for the first time since 2015.
Top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo (17-1, 5-0 MPSF) will close their regular season with two final home games. No. 9 UC Davis (17-10, 3-2 Big West) will come to town for an evening showdown on Friday, and No. 20 San Jose State (10-12, 2-3 MPSF) will be on tap for Saturday’s Senior Day. The team’s…
Top-ranked women’s water polo (17-1, 5-0 MPSF) clinched the top seed for the post-season MPSF tournament, defeating No. 5 Cal (13-6, 1-3 MPSF) in a tight 13-12 match on Saturday.
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.