No. 3 Women's Water Polo Hosts No. 14 Pacific
March 29, 1999
Women's Water Polo
NO. 3 BEARS (18-4, 6-2) HOST NO. 14 PACIFIC
Fri., Apr. 2 * 4 p.m.
Spieker Aquatics Complex, Berkeley, CA
NOTING THE BEARS: This week, the No. 3 ranked California women's water polo team (18-4, 6-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) hosts No. 14 ranked Pacific in a MPSF match. Cal has won seven matches in a row entering the Pacific contest. Last week, the Bears defeated Hawaii, 8-7, in a non-conference match Mar. 24, and then captured the Victor Aloha Classic. Cal went 3-0 in the Victor Aloha Classic, defeating UC Santa Cruz, 15-1 Mar. 27, and Pacific, 16-2 and Hawaii, 9-4, Mar. 27. The second Bear-Rainbow match counted as a MPSF contest. For the four matches, Cal was led by the scoring of junior Colette Glinkowski (Danville, CA), who had 13 goals and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Victor Aloha Classic. Other top scorers in Hawaii included junior Heather Petri (Orinda, CA) with seven goals, senior co-captain Melanie vonHartitzsch (Tulsa, OK) with six goals and sophomore Beth Irwin (Menlo Park, CA) with five goals. Senior goalie Evi Schueller (Mountain View, CA) also played well with nine saves in both the Hawaii matches. Petri, vonHartitzsch and Schueller joined Glinkowski as members of the Victor Aloha Classic All-Tournament Team. Cal continues to be led by the scoring of Glinkowski, with 33 goals. VonHartitzsch is second on the team with 27 goals and Petri is third in scoring with 22 goals. In three years as a varsity sport, the Cal women's water polo team has a record of 107-24 (.817) and has placed second nationally to UCLA the past three years. The Bears were 27-6 overall and 11-3 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation last season.
HEAD COACH PETER ASCH: One of the greatest players in American water polo history, Peter Asch (24-6, .800), was named head coach of Cal's women's water polo team last August. Asch, who earned All-America honors in water polo at Cal three straight years (1967-69), later won a bronze medal as part of the U.S. Olympic team in 1972 and was inducted into the Cal Hall of Fame in 1997. He served as Cal's interim head coach during the collegiate national tournament last April and helped the Bears finish second nationally behind UCLA, including an upset of second-ranked Stanford in the national semifinals.
COLETTE GLINKOWSKI: Cal's junior driver, Colette Glinkowski, was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player of the UC San Diego Invitational Feb. 14, was later named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week (Feb. 15) and now has earned Most Valubale Player of the Victor Aloha Classic Mar. 27. Glinkowski had a phenomenal weekend in which she scored 15 goals in five games in San Diego. She led the Bears in scoring in four of the five matches, including scoring five goal in Cal's 6-3 semifinal upset of No. 1 ranked Stanford. In Honolulu last week, Glinkowski scored seven goals in two matches with three goals in the championship match. She has led the Bears in scoring in 13 of the team's 22 matches. She was the team's second leading scorer in '98 with 46 goals and has already tallied 136 goals in her career. Last season, Glinkowski was a National Championship second team selection, MPSF second team and MPSF All-Tournament Honorable Mention.
NOTING PACIFIC: No. 14 ranked Pacific is 6-12 (0-7 in MPSF) this season and is led by junior two-meter Molly Smith with 43 goals. In the Tigers last matches they lost to Hawaii, 16-5 Mar. 26, lost to Cal, 16-2, Mar. 27 and defeated UC Santa Cruz, 11-8 Mar. 27 at the Victor Aloha Classic. Molly Smith was a member of the classic's all-tournament team.
1999 CAL WOMEN WATER POLO STATISTICS (18-4 Overall; 6-2 MPSF; 5-1 Home; 4-1 Road; 9-2 Neutral)
NAME GOALS Colette Glinkowski 46 Melanie vonHartitzsch 27 Heather Petri 22 Breena Fleener 19 Erin Kelley 17 Beth Irwin 16 Julia Cesnik 12 Chris Lane 12 Amy Buehler 9 Julie Arnold 8 Shelly Johnston 6 Heather Glendinning 5 Cristen Razzari 3 Beth Sprinkle 3 Brooke Spittler 1 CALIFORNIA TOTALS 206 OPPONENT TOTALS 92
GOALKEEPER G MINS GA SAVES AG Lisa Berquist 1 7 1 1 4.00 Fana Fuqua 7 93 11 14 3.31 Evi Schueller 21 522 80 122 4.29 CAL TOTALS 22 622 92 137 4.14
Date Opponent W-L Score Streak Leading Scorers 2-12 vs. Indiana# W 20-1 WON 1 Glinkowski 4 2-13 vs. San Diego State# W 8-6 WON 2 Glinkowski 3 vs. San Jose State# W 8-6 WON 3 Fleener, Glinkowski 3 2-14 vs. Stanford# W 6-3 WON 4 Glinkowski 5 vs. Usc# L 4-3 LOST 1 vonHartitzsch 2 2-19 UC DAVIS W 8-2 WON 1 Lane 2 2-26 at Usc! W 6-5 WON 2 Irwin 2 2-27 vs. UC San Diego B$ W 16-1 WON 3 Cesnik 4 vs. San Jose State$ W 10-3 WON 4 Glinkowski, Kelley, vonHart 2 2-28 vs. Stanford$ L 5-3 LOST 1 Kelley 2 vs. UCLA$ W 8-5 WON 1 Glinkowski, vonHartitzsch 2 3-5 SAN JOSE STATE! W 13-8 WON 2 Glinkowski, Petri 3 3-6 STANFORD! L 4-2 LOST 1 Glinkowski, Lane 3-11 at Long Beach State! W 11-6 WON 1 Glinkowski 4 3-12 at San Diego State! L 7-5 LOST 1 Kelley, Petri 2 3-15 INDIANA W 14-1 WON 1 Arnold, Irwin, Petri 2 3-20 UCLA! W 10-9 OT WON 2 Glinkowski, Irwin 3 3-21 UC SANTA BARBARA! W 7-2 WON 3 Fleener 2 3-24 at Hawaii W 8-7 WON 4 Glinkowski 4 3-26 vs. UC Santa Cruz W 15-1 WON 5 vonHartitzsch 3 3-27 vs. Pacific W 16-2 WON 6 Glinkowski 4 at Hawaii! W 9-4 WON 7 Glinkowski 3
Caps indicate home match; !indicates MPSF match; #indicates UC San Diego Invitational; $indicates UC Santa Barbara Tournament; indicates Victor Aloha Classic, Honolulu, HI; &indicates MPSF Tournament, Los Angeles, CA; % indicates National Qualifying Tournament, TBA; *indicates National Championship, Davis, CA.