CMS is the host school for this weekend's Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championship. The event will take place at Axelrood Pool from November 21-23. The winner of the championship will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Water Polo Championships which will take place December 6-7 at Stanford University.
Results for the tournament can be found here: 2008 WWPA Championship
Prices for each day of the tournament are $7 for general admission and $5 for students and children under 12.
Loyola Marymount, who finished the 2008 regular season with a
perfect 8-0 mark against conference opponents, has been tabbed the
top seed for the upcoming Western Water Polo Association
Men’s Water Polo Championship hosted by the
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Friday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Nov. 23. The
Lions finished the season 17-9 overall and have been ranked as high
as No. 5 in the nation this season to earn the No. 1 seed.
Following LMU will be No. 2 UC San Diego, No. 3 UC Davis, No. 4 Redlands, No. 5 Santa Clara, No. 6 Air Force, No. 7 CMS, No. 8 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 9 Chapman and No. 10 UC Santa Cruz.
The Lions will face off against the winner of Game No. 2 which will put the two-time defending SCIAC champion and No. 8 seed Pomona-Pitzer against No. 9 seed Chapman. Pomona-Pitzer finished the season 12-18 overall and 11-6 in WWPA action, while Chapman went 14-13 overall and 7-10 against WWPA foes. They will play at 9:45 a.m. and the winner will take on the Lions in Game No. 6 at 4:45 p.m.
UC San Diego, who finished the season 18-9 overall and 6-3 in the WWPA, will take on the winner of Game No. 1 at 3:00 p.m. The first game of the tournament will have No. 7 and host CMS (8-20, 7-10) taking on No. 10 UC Santa Cruz (1-19, 0-13) at 8 a.m.
Game No. 3 of the tournament will take place at 11:30 a.m. and will feature No. 4 seed Redlands taking on No. 5 seed Santa Clara. Redlands finished the regular season with the WWPA’s best record, going 26-8 overall and 17-3 in the WWPA. They will take on a Santa Clara team that finished 15-12 overall and 9-5 in the WWPA. Both have been ranked in the top-20 all year.
No. 3 UC Davis will take on No. 6 Air Force in Game 4 at 1:15 p.m. UC Davis finished the season 11-14 overall and 8-4 in the WWPA, while AFA went 15-13 and 10-5.
Friday, November 21
Game 1 8:00 am CMS vs. UC Santa Cruz
Game 2 9:45 am Pomona-Pitzer vs. Chapman
Game 3 11:30 am Redlands vs. Santa Clara
Game 4 1:15 pm UC Davis vs. Air Force
Game 5 3:00 pm UC San Diego vs. Winner Game 1
Game 6 4:45 pm Loyola Marymount vs. Winner Game 2
Saturday, November 22
Game 7 8:00 am Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 1
Game 8 9:45 am Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 9 11:30 am Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 (Semifinals)
Game 10 1:15 pm Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 3 (Semifinals)
Game 11 3:00 pm Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 6 (Consolation Semifinals)
Game 12 4:45 pm Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 5 (Consolation Semifinals)
Sunday, November 23
Game 13 9:00 am Loser Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7 (9th Place)
Game 14 10:45 am Loser Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11 (7th Place)
Game 15 12:30 pm Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12 (5th Place)
Game 16 2:15 pm Loser Game 9 vs. Loser Game 10 (3rd Place)
Game 17 4:00 pm Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 (WWPA Championship)