TWp Digest: Stanford, UCLA Win to Gain Championship Berths

Stanford will attempt to become the first host team to win a women’s NCAA Championship on Sunday after withstanding a furious USC attack in the fourth quarter of their semifinal matchup. The Cardinal won 9-8 will take on No. 1 UCLA to attempt consecutive title wins. The Bruins had an easier time with Cal winning 9-5. Those matches and all the other covered as day two of the NCAA Championships end.

NCAA women’s water polo championship: Stanford and UCLA to play for title

Highlights, UCLA v. Cal

TWp Digest: Stanford, UCLA Win to Gain Championship Berths

Hawaii Athletics – Water Polo Drops Heart-Breaker To Princeton At The Buzzer
The No. 5 University of Hawai’i women’s water polo team (18-10) fell to Princeton (31-4), Saturday morning at the Avery Aquatic Center in the NCAA Consolation bracket.

Offensive Fouls Plague Tritons; No. 20 UCSD Suffers 13-8 Loss to No. 6 UC Irvine – UCSDTritons.com—Official Web Site of UC San Diego Athletics
The No. 20 UC San Diego women’s water polo team saw an early lead evaporate as it fell 13-8 to No. 6 UC Irvine in the consolation round of the 2015 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center Saturday.

Anteaters Accept Challenge with 13-8 Win – UC Irvine

Postgame, Cal

Cal Women's Water Polo: NCAA Semi-finals vs. UCLA (5/9/15)
Cal Women's Water Polo: NCAA Semi-finals vs. UCLA (5/9/15)

Holechek Game Winner Lifts No. 8 Women’s Water Polo Over No. 5 Hawaii, 7-6 – GoPrincetonTigers.com – Education Through Athletics … An Unmatched Tradition of Athletic Success.

STANFORD, Calif. – Jessie Holechek netted the game winner with just four seconds remaining in regulation to lift the eighth-ranked Princeton University women’s water polo team to a thrilling 7-6 victory over No. 5 Hawaii at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Hawaii Local Breaking News and Headlines – Princeton edges UH in NCAA water polo tournament – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Bears Fall To UCLA In NCAA Semifinals – California Golden Bears – University of California Official Athletic Site
Bruins Pull Away In Second Half For Victory

USC Comes Up Short Of Stanford In NCAA Semifinal 9-8 – University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
The USC women’s water polo team ran out of time in its comeback bid against defending NCAA champ Stanford.

Water polo beats USC, faces UCLA tomorrow in championship game | Stanford Daily
With its victory against USC today, the Stanford women’s water polo team (24-2) is one win away from earning its fourth national championship in five years.

Local sports digest: Cal, Stanford to meet in NCAA round of 16 – San Jose Mercury News
The Cal and Stanford women’s tennis teams set up a showdown in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 with home victories.

Steffens scores four goals to lead Stanford into title game | News | Palo Alto Online |

Maggie Steffens scored four goals and second-ranked Stanford beat the Trojans, 9-8, in a semifinal match of the NCAA championships Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal (24-2) advances into Sunday’s 5:30 p.m. title game against top-ranked UCLA.

Women’s water polo defeats Cal, advances to NCAA championship game | Daily Bruin

During the NCAA semifinal game, the California Golden Bears were closing in on UCLA women’s water polo’s lead with three consecutive goals.

UCLA Women’s Water Polo Downs California, 9-5 – UCLA Bruins Official Athletic Site | UCLABruins.com

UCLA advanced to the NCAA Championship match with a 9-5 win over California on Saturday.

Highlights, Princeton v. Hawai’i

Princeton Tiger's Women's Water Polo team scoring against Hawaii (slo-mo)
Princeton Tiger's Women's Water Polo team scoring against Hawaii (slo-mo)