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May 9, 2012

Pomona-Pitzer Heads To NCAA Tournament This Weekend

Pomona-Pitzer Tournament Notes (PDF Format)


Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team will make its fourth NCAA appearance in the last six years when it travels to San Diego State this weekend, beginning with an opening-round match on Friday against 3:30 p.m. against top-ranked Stanford.

San Diego State will serve as the host of the eight-team event, which also features opening round games between UCLA and Iona, USC and Princeton, and Cal-Irvine and Loyola Marymount.

The official homepage for the NCAA Tournament, including ticket information, directions, and links to live feeds and statistics is located here:

NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship Home Page


Some other important links are below:

NCAA.com Water Polo Page

NCAA.com Interactive Bracket

Venue (Aztec Aquaplex) Information

NCAA.com Live Video (Stanford vs. Pomona-Pitzer)



Pomona-Pitzer qualified for the NCAA Tournament with a 12-11 triple-overtime win over Redlands in the SCIAC Championship match on a goal from freshman Mahalia Prater-Fahey with 50 seconds left in the third extra session. Prater-Fahey is a San Diego native (who starred at Patrick Henry High School), and her goal allowed her to return home for the NCAA Championships.

The Sagehens also qualified for the NCAA Tournament with the SCIAC's automatic bid in 2007, 2008 and 2010, earning seventh-place finishes in 2007 and 2008 and an eighth-place finish in 2010. Seniors Annie Oxborough-Yankus (Wallingford, Conn.) and Perri Hopkins (Agoura, Calif.) and junior goalie Sarah Tuggy (Los Angeles, Calif.) are the lone holdovers from the last team to qualify in 2010.