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Women's Water Polo

Hawai'i, UC Irvine Seek Championship Crown

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Big West Women's Water Polo Championship Page

4/26/2015

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While UC Irvine looks to repeat this Sunday in the championship game versus Hawai'i, the Rainbow Wahine seek their first Championship
title since 2013.   

HOW THEY MEASURE UP
  UC IRVINE HAWAI'I
Overall Record in 2015 19-7 17-8
Conference Record in 2015 4-1 3-2
Highest National Ranking In 2015 5 6
Last Regular Season Title 2015 2013
Last Championship Title 2014 2013
Number of Regular Season Titles 6 1
Number of Championship Titles 5 1
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Hawaii's Road To RAISING THE CUP



Hawai'i Head Coach Maureen Cole
(On Paula Chillida Esforzado's semifinal performance) 
"She's got a lof of heart, she wants to win.  She's an incredible player, shw was a leader in the water tonight.  Everyone was looking in her eyes, she was demanding."

"She steps up when it matters."

(On Sunday's Championship match)
"We're playing for a championship, I always say championships kind of take care of themselves.  It's really hard to get there and of course it's hard to win a championship.  But, I don't think any team ever has a hard time getting up for a championship.  They'll be ready to go."

"It doesn’t matter, fatigue, at this point
it’s all heart
and they want to do well."

UC Irvine's Road To RAISING THE CUP



UC Irvine's Head Coach Dan Klatt
(On freshman Mary Brooks' semifinal performance)
"She's a special player, obviously to step up on this stage... She's a go-getter.  She isn't afraid of anybody.  She's not afraid of the moment to step in and make big plays when the team needs her to do that and fortunately she did that today, she really helped push us ahead."

(On senior GK Jillian Yocum)
"The way I always put it, when Jillian's playing, I always feel like we have a chance to win, no matter how sloppy it is or how we're playing, whether we're playing good or bad... I also feel as if she embraces these moments."

"She wants to prove herself in the level that she's able to play at.  She wants you to shoot at her, she wants to block the ball in a big moment."

"The most important thing is coming out and playing our best brand of water polo.
We need to sharpen our skills up and be the best version of us."


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