On the first day of the Big West Women's Water Polo Championship the No. 5 seeded Aggies recorded a 10-9 win over No. 4 UC Santa Barbara to advance to play No. 1 seed Irvine, while No. 3 Hawai'i defeated No. 6 Long Beach State in a 7-5 finish to advance to play No. 2 CSUN in the semifinals, Saturday. No. 8 Aggies advance to Big West semifinals
Senior Keelia Houston scored four goals while junior center Allyson Hansen added two more to help fifth-seeded and No. 8-nationally ranked UC Davis hold on to a 10-9 win over fourth-seeded and 14th-ranked UC Santa Barbara in the quarterfinal round of the Big West Conference women's water polo tournament Friday night at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
No. 6 Water Polo Ousts LBSU In Big West Tournament First Round
The No. 6 University of Hawai'i women's water polo team (16-8, 3-1 Big West Conference) opened the first round of the 2015 Big West Women's Water Polo Tournament defeating No. 11 Long Beach State, 7-5, Friday night at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics Complex. UH will face third-seeded No. 10 CS Northridge, Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
The Hawai‘i versus CSUN semifinal matchup Saturday is a rematch of the 2014 semifinal? Last year CSUN prevailed with a 6-5 win to advance to the finals where the Matadors played UC Irvine.
UC Davis’ Keelia Houston’s four scores yesterday in the first round versus UC Santa Barbara tie for 8th best in Big West women’s water polo championship history for most goals scored in a single game?
Former UC Davis women’s basketball head coach Sandy Simpson was filming for the Aggies yesterday evening?
UC Davis upset UC Irvine when the two teams met in conference play this season after recording a 6-5 victory over the Anteaters. That meeting marked the first Big West matchup the Anteaters had dropped since March 14, 2013 when Irvine fell to Hawai‘i 12-11 in SD OT.
UC Irvine has only ever lost a single game in the Big West Championship when Hawai‘i claimed a 5-4 double overtime victory in the finals in 2013.