Despite being more than half way through the season, today the Cal Lutheran women’s water polo team opened SCIAC action against Chapman. Inside of the Samuelson Aquatics Center where the Regals earned a 13-11 double overtime win.
Announced recently by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) office, Dr. Paul Hanson of Cal Lutheran has been honored as the 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Dr. Hanson has served as the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) for close to 20 years, sharing his depth of experience and wisdom with the SCIAC and helped to forge the course for Division III athletics in Southern California.
To close out the non-conference portion of its 2015 schedule today, the Cal Lutheran women’s water polo team hosted another split double header against Connecticut College and St. Francis (N.Y.) at the Samuelson Aquatics Center this afternoon. In a rematch with the Camels, the visiting team got the upper hand, 11-10, in the early game before CLU came back to defeat Division I SFC 16-4.
The first of two straight days of mini-tournaments at the Samuelson Aquatics Center saw the Cal Lutheran women’s water polo team split and earn a 12-8 victory over Connecticut College in the evening after dropping a close 13-9 decision to Division I George Washington in the afternoon.
For the second straight weekend the Cal Lutheran women’s water polo team played in a multi-day tournament against many scholarship teams. At the 2015 Claremont Convergence, CLU played four games at the Axelrood Pool, going 1-3 with a win over Occidental on Friday afternoon.
The Inaugural Tina Finali Invitational, the Eighth Annual Cal Lutheran Invitational, featured top competition from Division, I, II, III and NAIA teams at the Samuelson Aquatics Center with a full Saturday slate being played at Oaks Christian High School as well. The host Regals had a tough schedule and despite the 0-5 record, the team grew and improved throughout the weekend.
Playing in tournaments is how the Regals pick up the majority of their non-conference games, but there will be a different feeling this year when CLU hosts the newly named Tina Finali Invitational, formerly the Cal Lutheran Invitational.
During an opening weekend trip to Northern California, the Cal Lutheran women’s water polo team posted a 1-3 record against Division I and II teams. The trip began with a season opening victory over DII Cal State University, Monterey Bay by an 8-7 margin on Friday afternoon.