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    Women Waterpolo: No. 19 Pacific Hosts California Baptist, No. 1 Stanford

    Feb 17, 2011

    After dominating the competition at the Princeton Invitational last weekend, Pacific's women's water polo team returns to Chris Kjeldsen Pool for a pair of non-conference games against California Baptist and No. 1 Stanford. The Tigers will take on California Baptist on Saturday, February 19 before taking on No. 1 Stanford on Sunday, February 20.

    Traveling to the east coast February 12-13 for the Princeton Invitational, the Tigers outscored the opposition 49-17 during the two day tournament. Pacific's best offensive effort came in the second game of the tournament when the Tigers downed Villanova 19-2. In the game Pacific was paced by Siobhan Larsen (Mundelein, Ill.) tallied four goals while 11 Tigers found the back of the net during regulation.

    Freshman Michele Relton (Beaconsfield, QC, Canada) had a strong weekend in the cage for Pacific racking up 47 saves in four games for an 11.75 blocks per game average. She also limited opponents to 17 goals on the weekend for a 4.25 goals against average. Offensively senior Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawaii) and freshman Malena Prlain (Portland, Ore.) finshed the weekend with seven goals through four games for a 1.75 goals per game average.

    Collegiate Water Polo Association
    Pacific's women's water polo team remains at the No. 19 spot in the latest poll released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) on February 16, 2011. Pacific began the season as the No. 18 team in the nation and has spent the past four weeks at the No. 19 spot.


    Social Networking
    Fans of Pacific's women's water polo team can now follow the Tigers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacific-Womens-Water-Polo/124776340910230

    Pacific hosts California Baptist on Saturday, February 19 in a game scheduled to begin at 10 am. The Tigers then take on No. 1 Stanford at Chris Kjeldsen Pool on Sunday, February 20 at 1 pm.

    CWPA Top-20 Poll

    Rank

    Team

    Feb. 9 Poll

    Points

    1

    Stanford University

    1

    100

    2

    University of Southern California

    2

    95

    3

    University of California, Los Angeles

    3

    90

    4

    University of California

    4

    83

    5

    University of Hawaii

    5

    81

    6

    Loyola Marymount University

    6

    76

    7

    San Diego State University

    9(T)

    69

    8

    Arizona State University

    8

    64

    9

    University of Michigan

    7

    63

    10

    San Jose State University

    9(T)

    56

    11

    University of California, Irvine

    11

    51

    12(T)

    California State University, Northridge

    13

    38

    12(T)

    Long Beach State University

    RV

    38

    14

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    12

    36

    15

    Hartwick College

    14

    31

    16

    Indiana University

    15

    29

    17

    University of California, Davis

    16

    22

    18

    University of California, San Diego

    17

    15

    19

    University of the Pacific

    19

    11

    20

    Princeton University

    18

    3

    RV

    California State Unviersity, East Bay

    RV

    2

    RV

    Harvard University

    RV

    1

    RV

    California Baptist University

    RV

    1

    RV

    California State University, Bakersfield

    RV

    1