KUNSHAN, China – Emma Wright won the individual battle on the scoresheet but Roser Tarrago’s Spanish women’s water polo team defeated Canada 8-7 in the Fifth Place Game of the FINA World League Super Final on Sunday.
Wright , an incoming Cal freshman, scored a pair of goals during the loss. Tarrago, a Cal sophomore who was named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team last season, scored one goal to help Spain register the victory.
It marked the second time Spain and Canada met during the Super Final, with the Spaniards winning by one goal in group play as well.
Tarrago, who finished fifth in the MPSF in scoring last season, will be one of the top young returning players to the conference in 2015. Wright will join Cal’s program when her obligations to the Canadian National Team are completed.
The Bears went 20-10 in 2014 and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. Cal finished the season ranked No. 4 in the country after ascending to No. 3 at one point, the second-highest ranking in school history.