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Feb. 5, 2013
Friday, February 8
3 p.m. PT - No. 4 Cal (5-1) vs. No. 9 Princeton (0-0)
DeNunzio Pool, Princeton, N.J.
Saturday, February 9
7:30 a.m. PT - Harvard (3-0) vs. No. 4 Cal
Noon PT - Villanova (0-3) vs. No. 4 Cal
3 p.m. PT - George Washington (0-0) vs. No. 4 Cal
DeNunzio Pool, Princeton, N.J.
BERKELEY - Coming off a third-place finish at last weekend's Stanford Invitational, the No. 4 Cal's women's water polo team makes the cross-country trip to the East Coast this weekend to take part in the Princeton Invitational. The Bears (5-1) take on the host Tigers on Friday at 3 p.m. PT before playing three matches on Saturday. Cal meets Harvard at 7:30 a.m. PT, George Washington at Noon and Villanova at 3 p.m. The tournament will be the 2013 season-opener for both Princeton and George Washington.
Schroeder Names KAP 7 MPSF Player of the Week
THE LAST MEETING
March 13, 2010
San Diego, Calif.
No. 3 Cal Women's Water Polo Defeats No. 14 San Diego State, 10-4; and No. 20 Princeton, 13-4; in San Diego
The No. 3-ranked Cal women's water polo team won two matches today (March 13), defeating No. 14 San Diego State, 10-4, in a morning MPSF league match, before topping No. 20 Princeton, 13-4, in the afternoon as part of the Aztec Invitational. Against the Aztecs, the Golden Bears were paced by senior Stephanie Schnugg's three goals, while against the Tigers, Cal was led by three goals apiece from senior Meghan Corso and sophomore Elizaberh McLaren. The Bears improved to 16-5 overall and 3-2 in league.
Sophomore driver Tiera Schroeder
was named the KAP 7 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week after her performance at the Stanford Invitational last weekend. Schroeder scored nine goals, including five in a victory over No. 11 Hawaii. She added three in a win over No. 8 San Jose State in the Third Place Game. Schroeder leads the Bears with 13 goals.
Csikos Heats Up
After scoring one goal in the first two matches of the season, senior All-American Emily Csikos tallied eight scores in the four matches last weekend. That included four in a 12-7 victory over No. 14 Indiana. Csikos, a three-time All-American, is back in the pool this season for the Bears after sitting out the 2012 campaign to train with the Canadian National Team. Csikos now has 177 goals in her career, which is fourth on the school's all-time list. She needs 36 goals to become the Bears' all-time leading scorer.
Cal to Host 2013 MPSF Championships
The 2013 MPSF Championships will take place at the Spieker Aquatics Complex April 26-28. The seven teams from the conference -- six of which are currently ranked in the top-8 in the Collegiate Water Polo top-20, - will converge on Berkeley to try to earn the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The tourney runner-up also has a strong chance at earning an at-large berth to the NCAAs.
About The Princeton Invitational
Princeton won the Eastern Championship and went 29-6 last season - the best season in school history. Cal is 5-0 all-time against the Tigers.
Harvard went 3-0 at the Harvard Home Kick Off last weekend. The Bears are 1-0 all-time against the Crimson.
Villanova went 0-3 at the Harvard Home Kick Off. Cal is 1-0 against the Wildcats.
George Washington returns three of its top four scorers from a team that went 12-16 last year. The Bears are 2-0 all-time against the Colonials.
The Bears are off next week. They will next compete in the UC Irvine Invitational on Feb. 23-24.