SCIAC Men's Water Polo Championships

SCIAC Men's Water Polo Championships

Dates: November 18-20, 2016

Location: Pasadena City College
Hosted by California Institute of Technology

Spectator Parking: Spectators are fine to park in parking lot #3 or #4 located on the corner of Hill Ave and Del Mar Blvd. You will need to purchase the $2 parking permit from the ticket booths in the lots. Both cash and credit cards are accepted.

Entrance: There is only one designated entrance into the PCC Aquatic Center located in the southwest corner, and all participants, officials, staff, and spectators are asked to use this main entrance of the facility at all times. All spectators will be asked to show a SCIAC ID or purchase a wristband for the day ($10.00), prior to entering the facility.

Tournament Entrance Fees:
SCIAC ID (Students, Faculty & Staff) - Free
Children 12 and under - Free
Military and Senior Citizens - $5.00
All others $10.00 per day
There will be NO All-Tournament Passes available.

Live Stream: SCIAC Portal

Merchandise: A limited supply of SCIAC Men's Water Polo Championship t-shirts will be available for sale during the event for $15.00. 

Concessions: There will be a concessions stand located near the main entrance of the aquatic center for spectators to purchase refreshments and snacks.

Participant Credentials: Credentials are required for all tournament participants, officials and staff and will be provided to teams upon arrival at the pool on Friday. Credentials must be displayed at all times except during competition.

SCIAC Regular Season Standings


Friday, November 18

Game 1 Results #8 Cal Lutheran  15 #9 Caltech 6
Game 2 Results
#3 CMS 12 #6 Occidental 7
Game 3 Results
#2 Whittier
12 #7 Chapman
Game 4 Results
#1 Pomona-Pitzer 21 Cal Lutheran 12
Game 5 Results
#4 Redlands
16 #5 La Verne 5

Game 1:  CLU 15, Caltech 6.  Caltech got off to an early 1-0 lead before Cal Lutheran put the hammer down going on a 10-0 run to the half. Cal Lutheran netted 15 goals in the game recorded by 10 different scorers with Zach Card's hat trick leading the team. Caltech's Chris Bradley netted 4 goals for the Beavers. Cal Lutheran the winner of the play in game will play again at 3:15 against Pomona-Pitzer.

Game 2:  CMS 12, Occidental 7. The first half was a battle between Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Occidental with the 6-4 score going to the Stags at the half. CMS opened up in the second half adding six more goals in their favor. Freshmen, Zack Rossman netted four goals as the scoring leader for CMS.

Game 3. Whittier 12, Chapman 9. Whittier opened up netting 3 goals and posting a shutout in the first quarter. Chapman answered back with two goals of their own in the second with a 6-2 halftime score going to the Poets. Massimiliano Mirarchi led the scoring for the Poets with five goals on the match.

Game 4. Pomona-Pitzer 21, Cal Lutheran 12. Pomona-Pitzer produced a steady stream of scoring through 4 quarters with 10 different players getting on the board. Sophomore Adam Ward topped the scoring for the Sagehens netting four goals. Zach Card put in four goals for Cal Lutheran.

Game 5. Redlands 15, La Verne 5. After a tight first quarter that left Redlands trailing by a goal, the Bulldogs quickly regrouped to score six unanswered goals to make it an 8-3 game heading into the half. La Verne added just two goals in the third while Redlands scored 8 more in the second half. Centers Billy Clifford and Danny Hartwig each posted hat tricks for the Bulldogs.

Saturday, November 19

Game 6 Results Chapman 19  Caltech 5
Game 7 Results
Whittier 9 CMS (Semi) 10
Game 8 Results
Pomona-Pitzer 12 Redlands (Semi) 7
Game 9 Results
La Verne 8 Cal Lutheran  9
Game 10 Results Occidental  6 Chapman  11

Game 6. Chapman 19, Caltech 5. In the morning play-in game on day 2 the first quarter went to Chapman 1-0 as Caltech held their own. After the break Chapman unleashed their scoring putting up six goals answered by just two from Caltech. After half, the Panthers added 12 goals led throughout by five total from Jeff O'Brien. Twelve different players tallied goals throughout the game for the Panthers. Chapman returns to the pool at 5:00 p.m. today to take on Occidental.

Game 7. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10, Whittier 9. In the championship match-up from a year ago, the result is the same, CMS defeats Whittier by a goal to advance. This time CMS advances to the Championship match tomorrow and Whitter advances to play for third-place. In the tightly contested semifinal game, Whittier led throughout until the final minutes of the fourth.

With 4:17 to play CMS' Noah Deer put in the equalizer on an assist by Alex Waggoner. Two minutes later Ethan Lewis put in the game-winner off a Waggoner assist. CMS goalkeeper Rye Newman posted 18 saves on the game. The Stags notched a .370 shooting percentage on 27 shots.

Massimiliano Mirarchi netted four goals for the Poets with goalkeeper Murat Ersoz making 11 saves. Whittier had 43 shots in the game with a .209 shooting percentage.

Game 8. Pomona-Pitzer 12, Redlands 7. No. 1 seeded Pomona-Pitzer held the second semifinal match from the start. The Sagehens put in four first quarter goals to own the frame 4-1. The Hens opened the game up their offensive strike in the second quarter adding six goals to their total. Senior attacker James Baker put his name on the match with a hat trick in this quarter alone. Hens utility Timmy Hardman posted a hat trick on the match as well scoring a goal in each of the first three quarters with Redlands shutting out the Hens in the fourth.

Game 9. Cal Lutheran 9, La Verne 8. In a tight match that was tied 4-4 at the half No. 8 Cal Lutheran upset No. 5 La Verne in the late afternoon match. Rey Julian Castillo was the offensive threat for the Leopards netting seven goals in the match, four in the third quarter owning off of his team's scoring in that frame. Cal Lutheran remained in the game matching La Verne goal for goal, but remaining behind until the fourth quarter. Junior Kevin Oetken and senior Ben Russell each scored twice for the Kingsmen combining with Zack Card to go ahead in the final quarter.

Game 10. Chapman 11, Occidental 6. Bradey Hoskins and Jeff O'Brien each netted hat tricks for No. 7 Chapman in their win over No. 5 La Verne. The Panthers got off to a great start in the first half with a 6-2 score at the half. Paul Bergevin had a hat trick for the Tigers in a game where they just did not have an answer for the steady pace of the Panthers.

Sunday, November 20

Game 11 Results Occidental
 7 La Verne (7th place)
Game 12 Results Chapman
8 Cal Lutheran (5th place)
Game 13 Results
Redlands (3rd place)
19 Whittier 
Game 14 Results
Pomona-Pitzer (1st place)
7 CMS   4

Game 11. La Verne 11, Occidental 7. In a tightly contested game to half time, La Verne and Occidental went in to the break tied at 3. Late in the third quarter La Verne used momentum to put in 2 unanswered goals and goalkeeper Ian Hernandez added a huge block from close-range to head into the fourth quarter leading 7-5. Jared Hopley proved to be a steady offensive threat for the Leopards netting 4 goals in the match, 2 in the fourth to keep La Verne out in front of the Tigers. La Verne finishes as the 7th place team in the tournament and Occidental finishes 8th.

Game 12. Cal Lutheran 11, Chapman 8. Jack Hillman scored the first goal of the game giving Chapman a 1-0 lead. Davy Thomas answered back for Cal Lutheran and the Kingsmen did not look back. The second quarter proved to be the difference in the match as Cal Lutheran went on a 4-1 run entering halftime with a 5-2 lead. Chapman came within two late in the fourth at 10-8 on Thomas' second goal, but their offensive efforts ended there. Jeff O'Brien scored another 4 goals for the Kingsmen while goalkeeper Ian Decker held the net for Cal Lutheran. With the win Cal Lutheran captures the 5th place spot in the tournament with Chapman claiming 6th place.

Game 13. Redlands 19, Whittier 18. The thirteenth match of the tournament started with Whittier going on a 4-0. Massimiliano Mirarchi scored four goals to lead the Poets to a 7-3 lead to end the first quarter. Whittier held on to the lead until Kye Murata scored on a penalty shot to knot the score 16-16 with ten seconds left in regulation.

Mirarchi netted two goals in the first overtime period to put Whittier on top once again. A goal by Mitchell Walker brought the Bulldogs to within one and temmate Carter Kerwin came up with the equalizer. Spencer Allen netted his first and only goal of the match for Redlands to put them on top for just the first time in the match with just 15 seconds left on the clock. 

The upset victory gives Redlands the No. 3 spot in the SCIAC while Whittier falls to No. 4.

Game 14. Pomona-Pitzer 7, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4.

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