MPSF Water Polo Results, Jan. 28

Madison Berggren, Stanford (Photo courtesy Stanford)
Jan. 28, 2018

Stanford 15, San Jose State 4

Stanford 22, Fresno State 5

Recap by Stanford

BERKELEY, Calif. - Aria Fischer scored six times, Madison Berggren five and No. 1 Stanford rolled to a pair of wins over No. 22 Fresno State and No. 16 San Jose State at the Cal Cup in Berkeley on Sunday.

The Cardinal routed the Bulldogs in the first meeting between the two programs, 22-5, and soundly beat the Spartans later in the day, 15-4, to move to 46-0 all-time against SJSU.

The Cardinal (4-0) is at home next weekend when it hosts the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. All-session tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and youth, while single-day tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday morning by calling 800-STANFORD or going online to gostanford.com/tickets.

No. 1 Stanford 22 - No. 22 Fresno State 5

Stanford scored six straight to start and put up 22 on the first-year program from Fresno State. Four different players had hat tricks and the Cardinal's offensive output was its highest in a game since it hung 23 on San Jose State on April 4, 2015.

Up 6-0 after one on goals from five different players (Constandse, M. Wiley, K. Klass, Cleary, Berggren), Stanford surrendered three to the Bulldogs in the second. The Cardinal was able to maintain a sizeable lead at the break, 10-3, thanks to a pair of scores from Aria Fischer and one each from Cassidy Wiley and Sarah Klass.

The third-quarter was all Cardinal as Stanford rattled the cage eight times and held Fresno State scoreless. Sarah Klass, Makenzie Fischer and Mackenzie Wiley each scored twice in the period while Kayle Constandse and Jordan Raney added the final two to make it 18-3 after three.

Stanford outscored Fresno State 4-2 in the final quarter on three goals from Hannah Shabb and another from Constandse.

No. 1 Stanford 15 - No. 16 San Jose State 4

Freshman Aria Fischer scored four times to push Stanford to its fourth consecutive double-digit victory to begin the season. She scored twice in the first, once in the third and once in the fourth as part of a contingent of nine Cardinal that found the back of the cage in the victory.

Hannah Shabb and Madison Berggren got Stanford going to start before Fischer's two goals closed the first quarter and put Stanford on top 4-1. It was another 4-1 spurt in the second period that extended the lead with goals from Cardinal caps No. 10-13 in Kat Klass, Makenzie Fischer, Shannon Cleary and Berggren.

Berggren scored to begin the third before the Spartans answered late in the quarter to make it 9-3. Stanford would score twice in the next minute with goals from Aria Fischer and Jordan Raney before an exclusion allowed San Jose State a 6-on-5 conversion just as the period ended.

The final frame was all Stanford with Kayla Constandse, Cassidy Wiley, Aria Fischer and Makenzie Fischer finding the back of the cage to push the Cardinal to its final 11-goal margin.

California 19, Fresno State 6

California 10, UC Irvine 8

Recap by Cal

BERKELEY -- Senior Dora Antal moved into a tie for first place on Cal's all-time scoring list and the No. 2 Cal women's water polo team grinded out a victory in a showdown of top-10 teams on the second and final day of the Cal Cup on Sunday at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Antal scored four goals as the Bears (6-0) held off No. 7 UC Irvine 10-8 and added five more in a 19-6 victory over No. 22 Fresno State.

Antal now has 216 career goals, matching former Cal standout Emily Csikos for No. 1 on the program's all-time list.

Junior Carla Carrega added three goals in the win over the Anteaters, including two of the Bears' final three scores in the final seven minutes to help them seal the win. Junior Madison Tagg was solid in the cage with eight saves.

Freshman Elli Protopapas added three goals in the win over the Bulldogs. She was one of 10 Golden Bears to score in the game.

Cal returns to action next weekend at the Stanford Invitational.

UCLA 14, Wagner 7

UCLA 10, Pacific 4

Recap by UCLA

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 4 UCLA women's water polo team concluded its time at the Michigan Invitational Sunday with wins over two ranked opponents. The Bruins topped No. 20 Wagner, 14-7, and No. 9 Pacific, 10-4, to run their record to 4-0 over two days. Ten different Bruins scored over the course of Sunday's two games. It took just 23 seconds for Maddie Musselman to strike for a 1-0 Bruin lead. Just past the halfway point of the opening frame, the Seahawks' Kimberly Watson evened the score with a power-play goal. It did not take long for UCLA to retake the lead, as Alexis Angermund answered (3:27) to inch back ahead. Angermund's score began a run on goals by the Bruins (9-0), with Louise Hazell (1:58) netting the next one to give UCLA a 3-1 advantage after one. Bronte Halligan converted on a penalty shot (7:22 before Kelsey Blacker netted consecutive even-strength goals (6:26, 4:44) to establish a five-goal cushion. Wagner's Kristy Donkin responded with two goals of her own (3:34, 2:55) to make the Bruin lead 6-3, before Bruin Devin Grab and Seahawk Watson alternated scoring strikes to send the game to the half with UCLA leading, 7-4. Musselman once again struck early in the third, doubling up Wagner (1-3) at 8-4 (7:08). Lexi Liebowitz added her first (4:58) before Grab picked up her second (2:59)--both at even strength. Sarah Sheldon added one more (0:15) to complete a 4-0 third-quarter shutout and put the Bruins up 11-4. Hannah Storum posted a pair of her six saves in the frame. Nicole Reynolds scored her first two goals of the morning to begin the fourth (7:12, 6:03) and give the Bruins their largest lead of the game at 13-4. Watson completed a hat trick (5:44) before Emily Skelly scored the Bruins' final goal of the game (4:23) to make the lead 14-6.

Blacker got scoring started in UCLA's afternoon game against Pacific (4-2), posting her third of the day on a power play at 5:55 of the opening stanza. The Tigers answered quickly when Kyra Christmas connected to tie it up (5:32). Skelly would help the Bruins retake the lead as 4:47, when she continued her torrid scoring spree. Lizette Rozeboom (7:21) and Musselman (6:45) upped the Bruin advantage to 4-1 in the second, while Viktoria Szmodics scored just past the midway point of the quarter to keep the Tigers in it. The rest of the quarter would belong to Musselman, however, as the sophomore completed a first-half hat trick (3:08, 0:03) to give the Bruins a 6-2 lead. It was a veteran takeover to begin the second half, as the Bruins notched their second 4-0 third-quarter advantage of the day. Grab (7:41), Rozeboom (3:05) and Angermund (1:10, 0:28) scored, while Carlee Kapana did not allow a goal in her final quarter before being relieved by Storum. The Tigers scored two in the fourth, but the damage was done, as the Bruins secured their fourth win in two days.