Water Polo Balasz Erdelyi photo by Randall Gee

With the 9-7 win against Long Beach State this weekend, the Tigers improve to 20-3 and win the MPSF regular season title.

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No. 1 Tigers Water Polo take regular season title on their way to MPSF Tournament this weekend

Grab your tickets now for what is sure to be a sell-out weekend, as the Tigers look to secure MPSF Tournament Championship
Nov 25, 2013

The No. 1 University of the Pacific men's water polo team wrapped its most impressive regular season in program history with a 9-7 win over No. 8 Long Beach State on Saturday at Chris Kjeldsen Pool. Senior Balasz Erdelyi scored five goals and goalie Alex Malkis made 14 saves for the Tigers, who improve to 20-3 and win the MPSF regular season title.

Holding firmly to the No. 1 spot on the Collegiate Water Polo Association Men's Varsity Top 20 poll for the third straight week, the Tigers finished Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play at 7-1. Pacific earns its first-ever MPSF regular season title and will be the No. 1 seed at the MPSF Tournament this weekend at Kjeldsen Pool. UCLA and Stanford also finished 7-1 and each of the teams losses came against one of the others. Pacific earns the number one seed via a third tie-breaker of goals scored in MPSF games amongst the group.

Pacific's 20 wins are the most by the program since 1993, when the Tigers went 20-9 and made the program's only NCAA Tournament appearance to date. For highlights of Saturday's game, read the full story here>>

The Tigers will play in the tournament's first game, on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. against the No. 8 seed, which will be determined by tomorrow's Pepperdine vs UC Irvine game. The MPSF Tournament starts at 10 a.m. each day, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, at Chris Kjeldsen Pool. Stanford earns the No. 2 seed by virtue of their head-to-head win over UCLA, with the Bruins taking the No. 3 seed and drawing No. 6 seed UC Santa Barbara in the quarterfinals. USC is seeded fourth and will face No. 5 seed Cal in the quarters.

Don't miss the exciting climax to this unprecedented Pacific Water Polo season, as the Tigers look to crown their success with the MPSF Championship this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1. Get your MPSF TOURNAMENT TICKETS NOW! It is sure to be a sell-out, nail-biting weekend.