Cal State Northridge Seeded #2 at Big West Conference Tournament

Northridge, Ca. – Cal State Northridge has earned the second-seed at the 2014 Big West Conference Women's Water Polo Tournament.

The six-team tourney is slated for April 25-27 at Long Beach State.

The Top-2 seeds at the tournament will receive first round byes into the semifinals that will be held on April 26. Second-seed Cal State Northridge (22-7 overall, 3-1 BWC) will face the winner of the match between third-seeded Hawai'i (17-9 overall, 3-2 BWC) and sixth-seed UC Davis (12-16 overall, 0-5 BWC) in a semifinal match on Saturday, April 27, at 3:15 pm. The Hawai'i vs UC Davis game will be played on April 25.

By virtue of its first place regular season conference finish (4-0), UC Irvine (20-7 overall) has gained the top-seed. The Anteaters will face the winner of the match between fourth-seed Long Beach State (18-9 overall, 2-2 BWC) and fifth-seed UC Santa Barbara (10-14 overall, 1-3 BWC) in a semifinal match on Saturday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. Long Beach State will play UC Santa Barbara on April 25 at 3:15 pm.

The championship game and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament will be Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 pm.

All six teams in the Big West Conference are nationally-ranked in the latest Collegiate Water Polo Association poll. UC Irvine is ranked sixth followed by #8 Hawai'i, #9 Cal State Northridge, #10 Long Beach State, #15 UC Santa Barbara, #17 UC Davis.

CSUN will end the conference season on Friday, April 18, at UC Santa Barbara. Game time is 4:00 pm.

The 2014 Big West Conference Women's Water Polo Tournament
Host: Long Beach State University

Friday, April 25
Match 1 – 1:30 pm: #4 Long Beach State (18-9 overall, 2-2 BWC) vs #5 UC Santa Barbara (10-14 overall, 1-3 BWC)
Match 2 – 3:15 pm: #3 Hawai'I (17-9 overall, 3-2 BWC) vs #6 UC Davis (12-16 overall, 0-5 BWC)

Saturday, April 26
Match 3 – 1:30 pm - #1 UC Irvine (20-7 overall, 4-0 BWC) vs Long Beach State or UC Santa Barbara
Match 4 – 3:15 pm - #2 Cal State Northridge (22-7 overall, 3-1 BWC) vs Hawai'i vs UC Davis

Sunday, April 27
Match 5 – 10:30 am – Loser Match #1 vs Loser Match #2, Fifth Place
Match 6 – 12:15 pm – Loser Match #3 vs Loser Match #4, Third Place
Match 7 – 2:00 pm – Championship Match

 
 
 
 
 

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