Friday, March 27, 2015

ASU Hosts Water Polo Invitational Tournament

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

TEMPE, ARIZONA (March 22, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils hosted the 2015 ASU Invitational Water Polo Tournament over the weekend, March 21 - 22 at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Participating teams included Indiana Hoosiers, #15 Long Beach State 49ers, Redlands Bulldogs, Hartwick Hawks, #9 San Jose State Spartans, and #6 Arizona State Sun Devils.

On Saturday morning, Long Beach State opened the tournament by defeating Indiana in overtime 9-8 while Hartwick defeated Redlands 17-6. In the afternoon, Arizona State won in a commanding performance 12-4 over San Jose State. Indiana defeated Hartwick 9-6 and Long Beach State finished the day with a 16-2 victory over Redlands.

Sunday's matches included an early morning offensive show by San Jose State who won 20-1 over Redlands. Arizona State beat Indiana by a score 12-5 . Just before noon, Hartwick upset Long Beach State in a 7-6 match. 

In the afternoon, Indiana outperformed Redlands 20-4. #15 Long Beach State bounced back from their previous loss to hand Arizona State it's only loss of the weekend by a score 5-3.

The final game of the weekend was another high scoring performance by San Jose State who put up 21 goals to Hartwick's 7.

Long Beach State's next match is at Northridge on Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m. PST.

San Jose State will visit #2 ranked Stanford at Avery Aquatics Complex on Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. PST.   

Next up for Indiana is a match against Notre Dame College in Euclid, Ohio on Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Redlands will be at Chapman on Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.

The Sun Devils host #2 Stanford Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. MST. The game will be played at Mona Plummer Aquatics Center in Tempe, Arizona.
Hartwick and Arizona State meet Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. MST at Mona Plummer Aquatics Center.

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