After a week’s rest, the women’s water polo team fell in a tight rematch against Maryland, but defeated its other three opponents to extend their record to 11-4.
After an 8-3 season start, the women’s water polo team will travel to Troy, N.Y., for four weekend matchups. On Saturday, IU will take on Hartwick and Brown, while Sunday’s rematch with Maryland highlights the competition.
The No. 9 Hoosiers trailed No. 17 Maryland by two goals entering the final quarter of the Triton Invitational on Sunday. Due to a five-goal performance in the final stanza, however, the Hoosiers defeated the Terrapins and claimed fifth place in the tournament in La Jolla, Calif., with an 11-10 victory.
Since being ranked in the top 10 in the preseason poll, the Hoosiers have continued to earn their ranking, entering the weekend as No. 9.
After a week of rest, IU will look to keep the momentum of its recent wins going. The IU water polo team will compete in the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif.
The No. 9 IU women’s water polo team went 3-1 during the weekend at the second tournament for the Hoosiers this season.
Beginning Feb. 7, inner tube water polo will become the first aquatic sport offered as an intramural. This is just one of several new additions made by Recreational Sports, which is focused on revamping its intramurals.
The No. 9 Indiana water polo team will compete in its second tournament of the season as it travels to Santa Barbara, Calif., to play four games at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite, three of those against top-20 teams.
The No. 10 IU water polo team began its season with two wins and a loss at the Michigan Kick-Off during the weekend. The Hoosiers topped both No. 12 Michigan and Colorado State while falling to No. 3 UCLA.
Starting out as a club team, water polo made its way to becoming a varsity sport at IU. But without the Big Ten Conference recognizing the sport, the team will continue as the only varsity sport at IU to not compete in the Big Ten.
The IU water polo team is going to the NCAA Championship for the second time in program history.
Friday through Sunday, IU will be the location for the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championship, where an NCAA tournament berth will be earned.
Given the cumulative experience of the IU water polo team, one might think that it is a win-now team. The 2011 team returned six starters. Four of the team’s seven seniors have combined for 394 goals and 290 starts as Hoosiers entering the season.
The Hoosiers defeated a pair of Ivy League opponents Saturday, knocking off Brown and Harvard 11-6 and 14-8, respectively, in College Park, Md.
The things coach Barry King would like to see his team improve upon in its final weekend of regular season play are small and understandably vague.
Indiana got back to their winning ways over the weekend, as they claimed a 4-1 record in their penultimate weekend of regular season play.
In a game in which the No. 12 Hoosiers controlled the action for most of the time and neither team held a lead of more than three points, four defensive lapses cost IU an opportunity to defeat rival Michigan for the first time in the seniors’ career.