Cal Hosts MPSF Chamionships
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/22/2013

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April 22, 2013

MPSF Championships
Friday, April 26

2:30 p.m. PT - No. 5 Cal (16-6) vs. No. 4 UCLA (24-5)
Spieker Aquatics Complex - Berkeley, Calif.

Saturday, April 27
2:30 p.m. PT - No. 5 Cal/No. 4 UCLA winner vs. No. 1 Stanford (26-1)
Spieker Aquatics Complex - Berkeley, Calif.

Sunday, April 28
11 a.m. PT - No. 5 Cal/UCLA loser, Fifth Place Game
Spieker Aquatics Complex - Berkeley, Calif.

BERKELEY - After closing out the regular season with a fifth-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings, the No. 5 Cal women's water polo team hosts the MPSF Championships this weekend at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The fifth-seeded Bears (16-6) will take on No. 4 UCLA (24-5) in a first-round match at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The winner of that game will move on to play top-seeded Stanford on Saturday. The loser will play in the Fifth Place Game on Sunday. In-game updates for all Cal matches can be found by following Cal Women's Water Polo on Twitter at @CalWWPolo. Updates for all MPSF Tournament matches will be at @MPSF_WWPolo.

Tickets On Sale For 2013 MPSF Championships
Tickets are on sale for this weekend's 2013 MPSF Championships at Spieker Aquatics Complex. All-session passes are $30 for adults and $15 for seniors and kids high school age or younger. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 1-800-GOBEARS or at the Cal Athletic Ticket Office inside Haas Pavilion. All seven teams in the MPSF - six of which are currently ranked in the top-10 in the Collegiate Water Polo top-20 - will compete in the tournament, with the winner earning an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. Traditionally, the MPSF garners two at-large selections to the NCAA field as well. An All-Session pass is good for all nine games of the tournament.

Cal In The MPSF Tournament
The Bears are 23-16 in the MPSF Tournament since 2001, including winning the championship in 2011 when Cal also advanced to the NCAA title match. The Bears lost in the Third Place Match of last year's tournament at Stanford. This is the first time Cal has hosted the event since 2005.

Cal Vs. UCLA
The Bears are 0-2 against the Bruins this season and 11-42 all-time. Cal lost to UCLA 7-4 during the Stanford Invitational in February and then fell 10-7 in Westwood in an MPSF match on March 9. The Bears last win over UCLA came in an MPSF match last season in Berkeley.

Csikos Sets Cal's Scoring Mark
Three-time All-American Emily Csikos became Cal's all-time scoring leader with a pair of goals at Cal State Bakersfield on April 13. Csikos entered the day tied with Colette Glinkowski with 212 goals in her career and got on the board at the 4:33 mark of the first quarter to move into sole possession off the Bears' career top spot. Csikos added another goal later in the game and now has 214 for her career. Senior Breda Vosters, meanwhile, has 27 goals this season and now ranks sixth on Cal's all-time scoring list with 157 in her career.