December 13, 1999 |
It wasn't the way the U.S. wanted to finish its own tournament, but the Americans settled for a 7-5 victory over Russia in the third-place match of the UPS Holiday Cup women's water polo tournament Sunday at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center. The tournament featured three teams that have already qualified for the 2000 Olympics--World Cup champion the Netherlands, Australia and Canada. Australia defeated Canada in Sunday's title game, 5-4. The U.S.
December 4, 1999 |
Top-seeded UCLA, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion, will meet fourth-seeded Massachusetts today in the first round of the NCAA water polo tournament at UC San Diego. Second-seeded Stanford, which was defeated by UCLA in last week's MPSF final, will play third-seeded UC San Diego at 3 p.m. in the four-team tournament. The winners from today will meet Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the championship final. The third-place game will be played Sunday at noon.
July 3, 2001 |
Julie Swail of Placentia, captain of the U.S. women's water polo team that won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was not among 13 players selected to compete at the world championships later this month in Fukuoka, Japan. Guy Baker, coach of the U.S. national team, announced the team Monday at a news conference at the team's training headquarters at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Center, site of this week's Holiday Cup women's water polo tournament.
July 7, 2000 |
The United States has been steaming along at the Holiday Cup women's water polo tournament at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center and Thursday night was no different. The Americans got goals from nine players and handled their Russian opponent, 13-7. Ericka Lorenz and Coralie Simmons scored three goals each and goalie Bernice Orwig, who sat out Wednesday's victory over Australia, stopped eight shots. "We've definitely come a long way since qualifying for the Olympics," Lorenz said.
November 28, 1999 |
UCLA will face Stanford today in the final of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo championships after winning semifinal games Saturday at UC Irvine. UCLA, the top seed, avoided an upset in the first semifinal when Sean Kern scored two goals and Adam Wright added one to complete a 12-9 overtime victory over fourth-seeded California.
January 2, 1992
The Pepperdine women's basketball team will play at UC Berkeley at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Waves (7-4) defeated Lafayette, 76-67, on Monday. Last week Pepperdine won its own tournament for the first time, defeating Northern Arizona, 92-69, in the first round and Nebraska, 65-63, in the title game. Waves selected to the all-tournament team were center Barbara Tanner and guard Heather Wassenberg. Tanner was named the West Coast Conference player of the week after she averaged 15.3 points, 2.
November 27, 1994 |
Stanford Coach Dante Dettamanti knew it was going to be a defensive struggle. Fortunately for him, it was the Cardinal defense that prevailed in a 9-5 victory over UCLA in the semifinals of the NCAA water polo tournament Saturday night at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. The defending champion Cardinal (26-1) will face USC (19-6) in today's final at 4:30 p.m. Stanford defeated the Trojans, 11-9, in last year's final. The second-seeded Trojans rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Cal, 11-6.
April 16, 1998 |
Jim Toring, a former UCLA and Harvard-Westlake High water polo star, is in a coma at a Paris hospital after being struck by a bus while competing in a tournament for the U.S. national team. Toring's blood pressure, pulse and breathing were stable Wednesday, a spokesperson for the U.S. team said. Doctors have performed surgery to drain fluid from his skull and relieve pressure from cranial swelling.
July 1, 2008 |
Tony Azevedo was 14 when he watched the Spanish water polo team erupt in joy after capturing the Olympic gold medal in 1996. The moment is still fresh in his mind. "When they won a medal, they were kissing each other and they were crying," Azevedo said. "It was then that I knew the only thing I want to do is represent my country with a medal around my neck."