LA JOLLA, CA, February 6. SATURDAY marked the start of the fourth year of varsity play for the No. 16 Arizona State University water polo team as the Sun Devils competed in the UC San Diego Arena Invitational at Canyonview Pool in La Jolla, Calif, per Sun Devil reports.
Unfortunately, the Sun Devils (0-1, 0-0 MPSF) could not hang on for the victory as the No. 10 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (1-0) pulled out an 8-7 decision in overtime.
Looking to rebound from their opening loss, ASU water polo team did just that as they handed Cal Baptist a 9-7 decision
These two teams have met seven times now with the 9-7 victory recorded by ASU Saturday marking the only game ending with a differential of more than one goal. The Lancers lead the series, 4-3, with the first six games being decided by one goal, including an 11-10, four-overtime game in this same tournament a year ago.
The UCSD Invitational continued Sunday with ASU battling for a finish of seventh, eighth or ninth. The Sun Devils will face No. 15 Hartwick at 8:05 a.m. before closing the event with a 12:25 p.m. showdown with No. 12 Michigan.