CMS To Host WWPA Championship This Weekend

CMS To Host WWPA Championship This Weekend

CMS is the host school for this weekend's Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championship. The event will take place at Axelrood Pool from November 21-23.  The winner of the championship will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Water Polo Championships which will take place December 6-7 at Stanford University.

Results for the tournament can be found here: 2008 WWPA Championship

Prices for each day of the tournament are $7 for general admission and $5 for students and children under 12.

Loyola Marymount, who finished the 2008 regular season with a perfect 8-0 mark against conference opponents, has been tabbed the top seed for the upcoming Western Water Polo Association Men’s Water Polo Championship hosted by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Friday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Nov. 23. The Lions finished the season 17-9 overall and have been ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation this season to earn the No. 1 seed.

Following LMU will be No. 2 UC San Diego, No. 3 UC Davis, No. 4 Redlands, No. 5 Santa Clara, No. 6 Air Force, No. 7 CMS, No. 8 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 9 Chapman and No. 10 UC Santa Cruz.

The Lions will face off against the winner of Game No. 2 which will put the two-time defending SCIAC champion and No. 8 seed Pomona-Pitzer against No. 9 seed Chapman. Pomona-Pitzer finished the season 12-18 overall and 11-6 in WWPA action, while Chapman went 14-13 overall and 7-10 against WWPA foes. They will play at 9:45 a.m. and the winner will take on the Lions in Game No. 6 at 4:45 p.m.

UC San Diego, who finished the season 18-9 overall and 6-3 in the WWPA, will take on the winner of Game No. 1 at 3:00 p.m. The first game of the tournament will have No. 7 and host CMS (8-20, 7-10) taking on No. 10 UC Santa Cruz (1-19, 0-13) at 8 a.m.

Game No. 3 of the tournament will take place at 11:30 a.m. and will feature No. 4 seed Redlands taking on No. 5 seed Santa Clara. Redlands finished the regular season with the WWPA’s best record, going 26-8 overall and 17-3 in the WWPA. They will take on a Santa Clara team that finished 15-12 overall and 9-5 in the WWPA. Both have been ranked in the top-20 all year.

No. 3 UC Davis will take on No. 6 Air Force in Game 4 at 1:15 p.m. UC Davis finished the season 11-14 overall and 8-4 in the WWPA, while AFA went 15-13 and 10-5.

Friday, November 21
Game 1    8:00 am    CMS    vs.    UC Santa Cruz
Game 2    9:45 am    Pomona-Pitzer    vs.    Chapman
Game 3    11:30 am    Redlands    vs.    Santa Clara
Game 4    1:15 pm    UC Davis    vs.    Air Force
Game 5    3:00 pm    UC San Diego    vs.    Winner Game 1
Game 6    4:45 pm    Loyola Marymount    vs.    Winner Game 2

Saturday, November 22   
Game 7    8:00 am    Loser Game 3    vs.    Loser Game 1
Game 8    9:45 am    Loser Game 4    vs.    Loser Game 2
Game 9    11:30 am    Winner Game 5    vs.    Winner Game 4 (Semifinals)
Game 10    1:15 pm    Winner Game 6    vs.    Winner Game 3 (Semifinals)
Game 11    3:00 pm    Winner Game 7    vs.    Loser Game 6 (Consolation Semifinals)
Game 12    4:45 pm    Winner Game 8    vs.    Loser Game 5 (Consolation Semifinals)

Sunday, November 23   
Game 13    9:00 am    Loser Game 8    vs.    Loser Game 7 (9th Place)
Game 14    10:45 am    Loser Game 12    vs.    Loser Game 11 (7th Place)
Game 15    12:30 pm    Winner Game 11    vs.    Winner Game 12 (5th Place)
Game 16    2:15 pm    Loser Game 9    vs.    Loser Game 10 (3rd Place)
Game 17    4:00 pm    Winner Game 9    vs.    Winner Game 10 (WWPA Championship)