Team of the Week:
Women's Water Polo
See how our Club Sports teams are doing:
Cal Poly Rugby concluded its regular season Saturday evening against conference rival San Diego State with a thrilling win to clinch a playoff birth. The game was played at USD as a curtain raiser for the San Diego Legion home opener.
Both teams came out demonstrating their pounding, physical play, and they exchanged penalty kicks within the first five minutes. Cal Poly’s Pat Madden scored the first try of the game off of a Connor Miller 70 meter line break. Alex Wormer scored the second try of the game and made his conversion to put Poly up 17-3. SDSU answered back with a try of their own as the first half ended to cut Poly’s lead down to 17-10. The Aztecs also opened up scoring in the second half to make it a 17-15 match. Cal Poly then took control of the game again and scored the next two tries. Eddie McFarland and Kyle Hegarty were the try scorers, but the whole team contributed to the 29-15 lead the Mustangs built. San Diego then cut the lead down to 29-22 in the 66th minute to make it a one score game. The Mustangs were backed up in their own zone for most of the last ten minutes of the match, but tough defense kept SDSU out of the try zone. Cal Poly sealed the 29-22 win and also clinched a playoff berth with the victory.
The Mustangs will now face St. Mary’s up in Moraga on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 PM PST. This will be a rematch of a tightly contested game earlier this season in March. Watch the highlights here: San Diego State vs. Cal Poly - D1A Rugby
Men’s Water Polo:
The Men’s Water Polo season wrapped up last quarter and qualified for Nationals at Florida State University. It was their first time making Nationals in 8 years! Out of the 16 teams that qualified for Nationals, they went into the tournament as the very last seed. In the first round they played Lindenwood University, the top seeded team and 3 time defending National Champions who hadn’t lost a game in those three years. Cal Poly had a major upset, winning 8-4 and knocked them out of the tournament right away. They then went on to beat Ohio State in the second round, and then lost to Texas University in the semis. For the bronze metal, they played USC and won, so they ended up 3rd overall in the Nation! Great job guys!
Both teams participated in CSUN Turkey Jam Classic before Thanksgiving. The results were as follows: CP Gold: 4-1, beating beat Mount Saint Mary’s, LMU, CSUN, and eventually coming up short to Pomona in the semifinals. CP Green: 4-2, after a rough first day of the tournament (losing to Pomona and UC Davis, but beating UC Irvine), CP Green came back and to beat CSUN in the Quarter finals, Davis in overtime for the semifinal win, and won the Championship against CP Pomona!
Cal Poly Surf had a great 2017-2018 season! The results are as follows:
- National Scholastic Surfing Association @ Blacks Beach in La Jolla, Ca: 2nd Place
- National Scholastic Surfing Association @ Seaside Reef in Cardiff by the Sea, Ca: 2nd Place
- National Scholastic Surfing Association @ Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Ca: 2nd Place
National Scholastic Surfing Association @ 9th Street in Huntington Beach, Ca: 2nd Place
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee:
Men's Ultimate Frisbee took 2nd at the President’s Day Invite. They entered as the #6 seed, so finishing 2nd was huge! After this tournament, they moved up 7 spots in the national power rankings, where they are now #9. This is the highest they have ever been ranked, and are stoked to prove their ranking at the Stanford Invite.
Here is a highlight video from the Santa Barbara Invite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69z7lFBIwFA
Women’s Water Polo:
Cal Poly's Club Women’s Water Polo attended the San Jose Open Tournament for Women's Water Polo at Foothill College. They won all four games, the results are as follows:
- Poly vs Oregon: 16 - 1
- Poly vs Michigan: 16 - 4
- Poly vs Chico: 16 - 1
- Poly vs Cal: 11 - 3
Their next tournament is league champs at UCLA on April 14th and 15th. Good luck!
Back towards the end of October, Cal Poly’s Waterski team traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the 2017 Division 2 Collegiate Nationals Tournament. This tournament went very well - finishing as the top team from the Western Region and 8th overall. A total of 7 athletes were sent to this event where many of Cal Poly athletes represented on the podium. One freshman, Hayden Brake, placed second in the D2 Jump event going over 140 feet. Kyla Jo Miller, a freshman, also took the podium placing first in the women. The team has a bright future ahead with many athletes on the team. The spring season is getting ready to kick off in the next two or three months. Several team members will be traveling to Las Vegas to meet with the board of NCWSA and all the other Western team leaders to discuss rule changes and a schedule for the upcoming spring tournaments.
Men's Volleyball has been dominating schools left and right, especially at the Davis Tournament a few weeks back. The A team had a big win against UC Santa Cruz, while the B team won against CSU Monterey Bay, but unfortunately fell short in a very intense match against UC Santa Cruz.
Davis Tournament Results -
Results of the 'A' team:
- 25-13, 25-21, 25-6: Win against UC Santa Cruz
Results of the 'B' team:
- 25-12, 25-16, 25-9: Win against CSU Monterey Bay
- 25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 24-26, 10-15: Loss against UC Santa Cruz
Women’s Volleyball has had an amazing season so far with huge wins against UC Irvine, UCLA, SDSU, CSU Northridge, Chico, Santa Clara, Boise State, Sonoma, and Sacramento State. At the Cal Classic, both Cal Poly’s A and B teams tied for 3rd place overall! At the MLK Tournament, Cal Poly’s B team placed 2nd out of 23 teams, while the A team placed 5th. Keep it up ladies!