No. 3 USC Sets Up Defense Of MPSF Title In Westwood
The USC women's water polo team enters the 2017 MPSF Championships as the defending champ and holds the No. 3 seed into this year's edition of the tourney. This week at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center in Westwood, all seven MPSF teams will do battle for the title and an automatic NCAA berth. The No. 3 Trojans (26-2) open up the event with a quarterfinal clash against No. 6 seed San José State at 12:45 p.m. on Friday (April 28). A win there would put USC into a 12:45 p.m. semifinal against either No. 2 seed Stanford or No. 7 seed CSU Bakersfield on Saturday (April 29) to fight for the right to defend their crown in the championship bout on Sunday (April 30) at 2 p.m. The third-place game will be held at 12:45 p.m. that day. USC has reached the MPSF final nine times and has won four previous MPSF Tournament titles — 2004, 2009 2013 and 2016. All games will be streamed live by FloSwimming.
No. 2 USC Drops MPSF Regular-Season Finale At No. 1 UCLA
The No. 2 USC women’s water polo team carved a five-goal deficit down to two on two occasions in the second half, but top-ranked UCLA found the goals it needed to keep the Trojans at bay in today’s regular-sason finale in Westwood. The 11-7 loss to the Bruins gives USC a 26-2 overall record and a 5-2 finish in MPSF play to secure the No. 3 seed into the coming MPSF Tournament, which runs April 28-30 in Westwood.
USC Women's Water Polo Welcomes Nadia Pavlovich To Troy
USC women's water polo will welcome its first-ever New Zealander to the pool next season with Nadia Pavlovich's signing of a national letter of intent today (April 19), USC head coach Jovan Vavic has announced.
No. 2 USC Battles No. 1 Bruins For MPSF Regular-Season Crown
With postseason play just around the corner, this weekend's regular-season finale will paint a clearer picture of the terrain ahead for USC and the rest of the MPSF's heavy hitters. On Saturday (April 22), the No. 2 Trojans (26-1, 4-1 MPSF) head across town for a 1 p.m. crosstown splashdown at No. 1 UCLA (19-1, 5-0). The rivalry bout puts the MPSF regular-season title and key seedings for the coming conference tourney on the line. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Los Angeles with Adam Krikorian and Greg Mescall on the call.
No. 2 USC Fires Back For 6-3 Win At No. 5 Cal
The No. 2 USC women’s water polo team found the surge it needed to power out of a slow first half in Berkeley today, firing off four goals in the third period to net a 6-3 comeback win over No. 5 host California. Ioanna Haralabidis, Brigitta Games and Maud Megens each scored twice in the win, while goalie Amanda Longan collected 11 saves. With her pair of goals today, Games moved up USC’s all-time scoring ladder to crack the top-20, now at No. 19 all-time with 120 career goals. The road victory is a key lift for the Women of Troy, who improve to 26-1 overall and to 4-1 in MPSF play with the result, while Cal goes to 14-7, 2-4.