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Women's Water Polo: No. 17 Tigers Host Pacific Invitational, Face-off Against No.3 California

Mar 18, 2010

Pacific's women's water polo team remains at No.17 in the latest poll released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). The Tigers have appeared in the Top 20 for the fifth consecutive week since February 17 after defeating No.16 California Baptist at the Road Runner Invite on Saturday, February 13.

Pacific finished the weekend undefeated after picking up a pair of wins over Concordia (10-8) and Fresno-Pacific (10-2). Junior Bridget Geck (Huntington Beach, Calif.) notched five goals in Pacific's win over Concordia for the Tigers, while junior Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawai'i) and sophomore Katherine Biehle (Visalia, Calif.) notched three goals apiece in Pacific's victory over Fresno-Pacific.

The Tigers saw their 13 game win streak come to an end on Tuesday, March 16 in a tough battle against No. 16 Indiana. Pacific trailed Indiana 8-7 with 0:41 on the clock when junior Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) found the back of the net to send the game into double overtime. Quertermous then went on put Pacific up 9-8 at the 2:28 mark in the first overtime period, but the Hoosiers notched two goals in the second overtime to defeat the Tigers 10-9.

Pacific Invite
Pacific's women's water polo team returns to action this Saturday, March 20, as the Tigers host the 2010 Pacific Invite at Chris Kjeldsen Pool. Teams participating in this year's tournament includes Santa Cruz, Harvard, Cal State Monterey Bay, No.17 Indiana and No. 3 California. The Tigers will face Harvard at 11:20 a.m. and No. 3 California at 4 p.m.

2010 Pacific Invite Schedule

9:10 a.m. Santa Cruz vs. No.16 Indiana
11:20 a.m. No. 17 Pacific vs. Harvard
12:30 p.m. No.16 Indiana vs. No.3 California
2:50 p.m. Santa Cruz vs. CSU Monterey Bay
4 p.m. No.16 Pacific vs. No.3 California
5:10 p.m. CSU Monterey Bay vs. Harvard

CWPA Top 20 Poll
Rank Team March 10 Poll Points
1 University of Southern California 1 100
2 Stanford University 2 95
3 University of California 3 90
4 University of California, Los Angeles 4 85
5 University of Hawai'i 5 81
6 Arizona State University 6 75
7 San Jose State University 7 70
8 University of Michigan 8 65
9 Loyola Marymount University 9 61
10 California State University, Northridge 10 54
11 Hartwick College 12 50
12 Universityof California, Santa Barbara 11 46
13 University of California, Irvine 13 40
14 San Diego State University 14 35
15 University of California, Davis 15 30
16 Indiana University 18 26
17 University of the Pacific 17 22
18 California State University, Bakersfield RV 11
19 California State University, East Bay 19 8
20 Princeton University 18 6
RV Brown University 20 3
RV Long Beach State University RV 2
RV California Baptist University RV 1