The University of La Verne will host the 2017 SCIAC Women’s Water Polo Championships April 21-23.
The Poets completed a perfect SCIAC regular season going 8-0 and have won seven-straight matches. It is their third-straight perfect season in SCIAC play. Their last loss to a SCIAC team came to CMS in the SCIAC Championships in 2014, 9-7. They are receiving votes in the latest CWPA poll.
The No. 3 seed and host La Verne Leopards went 6-2 in conference play, falling to only Whittier and Pomona-Pitzer. They are riding a three-match win streak. No. 4 Cal Lutheran went 5-3 during the SCIAC season dropping heartbreaking matches to Pomona-Pitzer in overtime, 6-5 and falling by the same score to Whittier in double overtime. No. 5 CMS, No. 6 Chapman and No. 7 Redlands all finished at 3-5 in SCIAC play. The tiebreaker went to CMS due to goal differential.
No. 8 Occidental (1-7 SCIAC) No. 9 Caltech (0-8 SCIAC) will meet for the third time this seasons. The Tigers won a non-conference match 26-7 on March 3 then also took the SCIAC match, 18-4, on April 12.