Team of the Week:
Congratulations to this week’s Team of the Week: Men’s Water Polo! Men’s Water Polo attended the 2018 Men’s National Collegiate Club Championships this past weekend at the University of Arizona. The team came out victorious against University of Alabama (22-5) and the University of Michigan (12-2) to make it to the semifinal game. After an unfortunate but hard fought loss to University of Utah (8-10), the Mustangs managed to secure the third place title with a 10-8 win against the University of California, Berkeley. We are so proud of all water polo’s hard work this season!
See how our Club Sports teams are doing:
Women's Water Polo
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
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!