All nine SCIAC teams face off in the conference tournament April 25-27 hosted by Whittier College. The team with three consecutive wins in the tournament will be crowned the SCIAC Champion and the winner advances to the NCAA Championships.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Women's water polo team enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed with a 7-1 record in SCIAC regular season play. The Athenas' only loss was to top seeded Pomona-Pitzer on April 19.
CMS meets No. 7 seed Chapman in the first game at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Chapman was the first SCIAC team the Athenas faced this season on March 19 and CMS won the game 14-13 in sudden death overtime. The Athenas trailed by one goal going into the last two minutes of regulation time when senior Alex Toohey tied up the game and forced the first overtime period. Ultimately, senior Candace Filippelli scored the game-winner in sudden death overtime.
Friday, April 25
Game 1: 1:00pm La Verne (#8) vs. Caltech (#9) (Championship Play-In)
Game 2: 2:30pm Claremont-M-S (#2) vs. Chapman (#7)
Game 3: 4:00pm Whittier (#3) vs. Occidental (#6)
Game 4: 5:30pm Pomona-Pitzer (#1) vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 5: 7:00pm Cal Lutheran (#4) vs. Redlands (#5)
Saturday, April 26
Game 6: 1:00pm L2 vs. L1 (Consolation Play-In)
Game 7: 2:30pm L4 vs. L5 (Consolation)
Game 8: 4:00pm W2 vs. W3 (Semi-Finals)
Game 9: 5:30pm W5 vs. W4 (Semi-Finals)
Game 10: 7:00pm L3 vs. W6 (Consolation)
Sunday, April 27
Game 11: 10:00am L7 vs. L10 (7th Place)
Game 12: 11:30am W7 vs. W10 (5th Place)
Game 13: 1:00pm L8 vs. L9 (3rd Place)
Game 14: 2:30pm W8 vs. W9 (1st Place)
BROADCASTING: All games for the SCIAC Women's Water Polo Championships will be broadcasted live on www.wcpoets.com. In order to view the games or re-watch them at a later time go to: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/whittier.portal
ADMISSION: All spectators/staff/officials/players will enter from underneath the Sharon D. and David K. Herzberger Bridge As this is a conference playoff event, admission will be charged as follows:
- All SCIAC students, faculty, and staff are free with institutional ID.
- Children 12 years of age and under are FREE
- General Admission of $5 is charged for all others.
PARKING: There will be no charge. Parking is available at the site as well as around the area of the Lillian Slade Aquatic Center. Please park in the parking lot near the tennis courts and the front entrance to the Athletic Center at the top of Earlham Drive or on the side of the Graham Athletic Center on Canyon Drive.
APPAREL: SCIAC WWP Championship t-shirts will be available for $15. Limited supply available.