Women's Water Polo Travel to UC Santa Barbara and UCLA
March 17, 1998
Fri., Mar. 20
at UC Santa Barbara
Campus Pool, Santa Barbara, CA
Sat., Mar. 21
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, Los Angeles, CA
NOTING THE BEARS: In the California women's water polo team's (12-2, ranked No. 3 last week) last competition they defeated Long Beach State, 13-1, Mar. 12; and San Diego State, 9-5, Mar. 13 at Contra Costa College in San Pablo. Due to the construction of the Haas Pavilion on the Cal campus, all of the Cal women water polo team's home matches will be played at Contra Costa College. The Bears only have two more home matches this season, Mar. 25 versus Hawaii and Mar. 27 versus USC. Cal takes on No. 1 ranked UCLA this weekend. This is two weeks after the Bears had defeated the two-time defending national champion Bruins, 9-8 in sudden death overtime in the title match of the UC Santa Barbara Tournament Mar. 1. The Cal women fell to UCLA, 6-3, in the 1997 Collegiate National Championship title match in Ann Arbor, MI. In 1996, the Bruins also defeated the Bears, 8-4, in the national title match. Despite losing to UCLA two years in a row in the national title match, Cal is the only team to have defeated the Bruins in the last three years. In the first 14 matches of the '98 season, the Bears have outscored their opponents, 127-63.
HEAD COACH MAUREEN O'TOOLE: Maureen O'Toole is in her third year as Cal's head women's water polo coach with a 74-16 (.822) career record. Last season, O'Toole led her squad to a 30-8 record and a second-place national finished. She was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Northern Division Coach of the Year (in both '96 and '97) and Women's Collegiate I Division Coach of the Year by the American Water Polo Coaches Association in 1996. As a player, O'Toole is a 15-time MVP of the U.S. National Championships, a six-time world MVP and is a four-time national Sportswomen of the Year as named by the U.S. Olympic Committee. She competed this past January at the World Championships in Perth, Australia, along with current Cal player Alisa vonHartitzsch.
NOTING UC SANTA BARBARA AND UCLA: The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are 8-9 this season, and placed fourth (losing the third-place match to Stanford, 12-5) at their own UC Santa Barbara Tournament, Feb. 28-Mar. 1. The Gauchos leading scorer is freshman Katie Hill with 24 goals. The Bears have not faced UC Santa Barbara this season, but last year defeated the Gauchos three times. The No. 1 ranked UCLA Bruins are 15-1 on the season and placed second at the Santa Barbara Tournament, losing to Cal, 9-8 in sudden death overtime, in the championship match. The Bruins leading scorer is sophomore Erin Golaboski with 33 goals, followed by junior Coralie Simmons with 28 goals and junior Catharine von Schwarz with 27 goals. In the two and half year existence of Cal women's water polo, the Bears have a 3-10 record versus UCLA.
CAL PLAYER NOTES: Senior Alisa vonHartitzsch (Tulsa, OK) was dominant in the Bears victory over UCLA Mar. 1, scoring five goals and knocking in the match-winning shot four minutes into the sudden death period. VonHartitzsch led the Bears with nine goals in the four Santa Barbara Tournament matches, and she now has scored 153 goals in less than two years playing at Cal. Last season, she was named first team All-America, Collegiate National Championship MVP, Western Regional Qualifying Tournament Co-MVP and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Northern Division Player of the Year. Another top scorer for Cal this season has been sophomore Colette Glinkowski (Danville, CA), who scored eight goals at the Santa Barbara Tournament, and is second on the team with 19 goals. Junior Kaliya Young (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), who is third on the team in scoring with 16 goals, now has tallied 157 goals in her Cal career.
1998 CAL WOMEN WATER POLO STATISTICS (12-2 Overall; 2-0 Home; 3-1 Road; 7-1 Neutral) NAME GOALS Alisa vonHartitzsch 34 Colette Glinkowski 19 Kaliya Young 16 Karen Cook 9 Melanie vonHartitzsch 7 Heather Petri 6 Beth Irwin 5 Erin Kelley 5 Alicia Razzari 5 Katie Windle 4 Kara Griffiths 3 Corey Miller 3 Beth Rasala 3 Beth Sprinkle 3 Amy Buehler 2 Karie Gray 2 Pam Guzmann 1 CALIFORNIA TOTALS 127 OPPONENT TOTALS 63 GOALKEEPER G MINS GA SAVES AG Fana Fuqua 5 98 4 22 1.14 Evi Schueller 12 304 59 70 5.43 CAL TOTALS 14 402 63 92 4.39 Date Opponent W-L Score Streak Leading Scorers 2-5 at UC San Diego W 15-2 WON 1 Young 4 2-7 vs. UC Davis# W 13-6 WON 2 A. vonHartitzsch 5 vs. Usc# W 7-3 WON 3 A. vonHartitzsch 2 2-8 vs. Stanford# W 7-6 WON 4 A. vonHartitzsch 6 vs. Ucla# L 11-4 LOST 1 Four with 1 2-19 at UC Davis W 10-2 WON 1 A. vonHartitzsch 5 2-28 vs. UC Santa Cruz$ W 15-1 WON 2 Glinkowski 3 vs. Usc$ W 6-3 WON 3 Young 2 3-1 vs. Stanford$ W 6-5 WON 4 Glinkowski 3 vs. Ucla$ W 9-8 (OT)WON 5 A. vonHartitzsch 5 3-6 at Stanford L 7-2 LOST 1 Cook, Glinkowski 1 3-7 at San Jose State W 11-3 WON 1 Miller, Petri 2 3-12 LONG BEACH STATE W 13-1 WON 2 Griffiths, Young 2 3-13 SAN DIEGO STATE W 9-5 WON 3 Three with 2 Caps indicate home match #indicates UC San Diego Invitational $indicates UC Santa Barbara Tournament &indicates MPSF Tournament, Stockton, CA % indicates National Qualifying Tournament, Stanford, CA *indicates National Championship, Los Angeles, CA.