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Western Water Polo Association – WWPA Digest

Women’s Water Polo – Wed, Apr. 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Over a weekend that featured six WWPA contests, Salem and UC San Diego stood out from the pack, going a perfect 4-0 and 3-0, respectively from Apr. 5-7.

The Tigers took down McKendree and Mercyhurst on day one to improve their WWPA record to 2-1 on the season. Margherita Garibbo’s 19 goals paced Salem as the Tigers also beat Monmouth and Carthage.

UC San Diego extended it’s WWPA winning streak to 42 consecutive games by taking down Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State East Bay and Sonoma State during a long three-day road trip to Northern California.

This weekend, Mercyhurst and Gannon will face off in the battle for Erie, Pa. in both teams’ regular season finale.

This Week’s Designated WWPA Matches
Sat., Apr. 13, 9 a.m. PT: Mercyhurst vs Gannon (Erie, Pa.)
Sat., Apr. 13, 1 p.m. PT: Cal State East Bay at Sonoma State (Rohnert Park, Calif.)
Sat., Apr. 13, 1 p.m. PT: Cal State Monterey Bay at Fresno Pacific (Fresno, Calif.)

Last Week’s Designated WWPA Results
Fri. Apr. 5: UC San Diego 19, Cal State Monterey Bay 7
Sat., Apr. 6, 8 a.m. PT: Mercyhurst at McKendree (O’Fallon, Ill.)
Sat. Apr. 6: UC San Diego 12, Cal State East Bay 4
Sat., Apr. 6: Salem 14, McKendree 9
Sun., Apr. 7: Salem 10, Mercyhurst 8 (OT)

Sun., Apr. 7: UC San Diego 20, Sonoma State 7

Salem’s Garibbo Tabbed as WWPA Player of the Week
Margherita Garibbo led Salem to a 4-0 weekend at the McKendree Invite, including a pair of wins over WWPA foes McKendree and Mercyhurst. She started the weekend off with a five-goal, three-assist performance in a win over Monmouth before tallying a season-high seven goals in a win over McKendree. In a 10-8 overtime win against Mercyhurst, Garibbo scored five goals.

For the tournament, Garibbo had 19 goals and four assists. She currently leads the WWPA in points (65), ranks second in goals (65) and steals (46), and ranks third in assists (36).

Other players nominated: Emily Westlove (McKendree); Taylor Onstott (UC San Diego)

2019 WWPA Players of the Week
Jan. 30, 2019: Sam Witt, Fresno Pacific
Feb. 6, 2019: Auriel Bill, Cal State East Bay
Feb. 13, 2019: Bennett Bugelli, UC San Diego
Feb. 20, 2019: Annefleur ten Bloemendal, Salem
Feb. 27, 2019: Brianna Mullalley, McKendree
Mar. 6, 2019: Marisa Lovos, Cal State Monterey Bay
Mar. 13, 2019: Grace Pevehouse, UC San Diego
Mar. 20, 2019: Kelly Fehr, Gannon
Mar. 28, 2019: Brooke Sullivan, Sonoma State
Apr. 3, 2019: Maddie Nye, Mercyhurst
Apr. 10, 2019: Margherita Garibbo, Salem

Around the WWPA

Cal State East Bay (11-13, 0-2 WWPA); Last Week: 0-2 – Suffered a pair of losses at the hands of Santa Clara and UC San Diego … Auriel Bill had three goals last week … Have dropped three of four. Next up: Hosts Cal State Northridge Friday before traveling to Sonoma State Saturday for a WWPA contest … Regular season finale is Apr. 19 at Cal State Monterey Bay.

Cal State Monterey Bay (7-14, 0-2 WWPA); Last Week: 0-2 – Morgan Tucker had five goals, Marisa Lovos and Kaitlin Rooney had three, but the Otters came up winless last week against San Diego State (17-6) and UC San Diego (19-7). Next up: Ends the regular season with two WWPA contests … Travels to face Fresno Pacific Apr. 13 … Hosts Cal State East Bay on Apr. 19.

Fresno Pacific (6-19, 1-1 WWPA); Last Week: 0-1 – Had its three-game winning streak snapped by Sonoma State, 14-13 … Savannah Mangrum had three goals and three assists. Next up: Ends the season with two WWPA matches, starting this Saturday against Cal State Monterey Bay … Regular season finales is Fri., Apr. 19 at home against Sonoma State.

Gannon (6-14, 2-0 WWPA); Last Week: Did Not Compete – Next up: Takes on Mercyhurst in the regular season finale on Apr. 13 in Erie, Pa.

McKendree (11-12, 1-2 WWPA); Last Week: 3-1 – Emily Westlove’s 13 goals and four assists helped the Bearcats to a 3-1 record at their home invite … Edged Mercyhurst in OT before falling to Salem in WWPA contests … Have won five of their last seven. Next up: Regular season finale is Apr. 20 at Indiana University.

Mercyhurst (6-15, 0-2 WWPA); Last Week: 2-2 Fell in a pair of WWPA contests against McKendree and Salem, but paired those with wins over Monmouth and Carthage … Maddie Nye had six goals in the tournament, while Michaela Hershey added six. Next up: eason finale is this Saturday against crosstown rival Gannon.

Salem (13-12, 2-1 WWPA); Last Week: 4-0 – Ends the regular season on a seven-game winning streak … Swept the four-game McKendree tournament, sneaking past Mercyhurst 10-8 and the hosts, 14-9 … Annefleur ten Bloemendal added 12 goals and three assists to support Garibbo …  Next up: WWPA Championships, Apr. 26-28 at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Sonoma State (7-12, 1-0 WWPA); Last Week: 1-1: Hailey Gellert scored three goals in the fourth quarter to help SSU to a 14-13 win over Fresno Pacific … Fell 20-7 to UC San Diego … Gellert finished with six goals and four assists last week. Next up: Will finish the year with two WWPA contests, starting Saturday at home against Cal State East Bay … Season finale is at Fresno Pacific on Apr. 19.

UC San Diego (16-12, 4-0 WWPA); Last Week: 3-0 – Picked up three road WWPA victories  on consecutive days on a Northern California road trip … Taylor Onstott contributed eight goals, two assists and three steals … Have won 42 straight WWPA matches. Next up: Hosts two home matches, starting Friday night against UC Irvine … The Tritons will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday at noon against UC Irvine … Season finale is April 20 at San Diego State.

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