The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team lost the SCIAC title, but will compete in the first ever USA Water Polo Division III National Championship.
After losing the first matchup this season, the Sagehens’ men’s water polo team beat the Stags last week. The teams will face off in the SCIAC semifinal Friday.
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s water polo team went 1-1 on Nov. 9, soundly beating La Verne but coming up two goals short to Whittier.
The P-P men’s water polo team cruised to victory in its doubleheader Nov. 2, steamrolling Redlands 15-4 and Riverside Community College 17-6.
The No. 19 P-P men’s water polo team (16-9, 7-2 SCIAC) traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts over Fall Break for the Harvard Invitational, where the Sagehens fell 10-6 to Brown before nearly out-dueling Harvard in a wild 17-16 overtime loss.
The 5C men’s water polo teams emerged from a hectic weekend of tournament play with a pair of big victories and two disappointing defeats apiece.
The Sagehen men’s team (5-2, 2-1 SCIAC) had a strong showing Saturday, leaving Cal Lu with a 9-6 victory. Wednesday’s game against Whittier proved less fortunate, ending P-P’s astounding 29-game SCIAC win streak with a 9-3 loss.
P-P men’s water polo (4-1, 1-0 SCIAC) triumphed over Caltech 15-9 on Wednesday, extending their win streak to four games.
CMS men’s water polo has ambitious goals for the season, the foremost of which will be taking down their closest rival and long-time league champion, P-P.
No SCIAC water polo teams will be playing in the NCAA tournament next year, after committing to a new USA Water Polo National Championships just for Division III programs.