Saturday, Feb. 1 Stanford Invitational 10 a.m. PT - No. 14 San Jose State (7-2) vs. No. 4 Cal (6-0) 4:45 p.m. PT - No. 4 Cal vs. No. 3 UCLA (8-0) Avery Aquatic Center - Stanford, Calif.
Sunday, Feb. 2 Stanford Invitational 9:10 a.m. PT - No. 16 Michigan (1-1) vs. No. 4 Cal TBA - No. 4 Cal vs. TBA Avery Aquatic Center - Stanford, Calif.
BERKELEY – The No. 4 Cal women’s water polo team and its explosive offense will play against a stacked field this weekend at the Stanford Invitational. All eight teams in the tournament are ranked in this week’s CWPA Top 20. The Bears are slated to play against No. 14 San Jose State and No. 3 UCLA on Saturday, then follow up with a tilt against No. 16 Michigan on Sunday before playing a yet-to-be determined opponent in bracket play. Cal enters the weekend leading the MPSF with a scoring average of 18.67 goals per game, led by MPSF leading scorer Dora Antal (4.17 goals per game).
Williams, Antal Give Bears Sweep Of MPSF Weekly Awards Junior Victoria Williams was named the MPSF/KAP 7 Player of the Week while freshman Dora Antal was tabbed as the MPSF/KAP 7 Newcomer of the Week on Monday. Williams scored 11 goals to help the Bears go 4-0 at last weekend’s UC Santa Barbara Invitational. Antal erupted for 16 goals during the tournament. It marks the second time during the first three weeks of the season that Antal has been selected as the conference’s top newcomer.
Last Time Out The Bears went 4-0 at last weekend’s UC Santa Barbara Invitational, including two wins over ranked teams. Cal outscored its opponents 86-13 during the weekend. The Bears defeated Concordia 29-2, Fresno Pacific 30-1, No. 10 Long Beach State 13-6 and No. 17 UC Santa Barbara 14-4.
Freshman Class Has Olympic Flavor Cal’s freshman class includes two student-athletes who participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Roser Tarrago won a Silver Medal while playing for her native Spain while Dora Antal helped Hungary advance to the Bronze Medal match.
Bears Represent U.S. At World University Games The Bears spent 16 days in Kazan, Russia last summer representing the United States at the World University Games. Cal was picked by USA Water Polo to be Team USA’s entry into the event, marking the first time a singluar college team was sent to compete at the competition rather than a squad of all-stars. The team was made up of 13 of Cal’s players, who played six matches and a number of other scrimmages.
About The Stanford Invitational • All eight teams in the field are nationally ranked, including three in the top-5 - No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 Cal • The Bears, UCLA, San Jose State and Michigan are in Bracet B. Bracket A is made up of Stanford, No. 5 UC Irvine, No. 6 Hawaii and No. 17 UC Davis