The five-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Wagner women’s water polo team defeated UC San Diego 10-7 in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Tuesday night, marking the second straight season that the Seahawks have won their opening round NCAA game, coming on the heels of the 2017 team’s 6-5 win over these same Tritons.
With tonight’s victory at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on the campus of USC, the 2018 women’s water polo team becomes the third team in Wagner history to win an NCAA playoff game, joining the 2017 women’s water polo team and the 2012 Seahawk football team (31-20 win over Colgate).
With the win, the Green & White will face top-seeded USC today at 12:00 pm in the first round of the NCAA Championship.
Eighth-ranked UC Irvine had a decisive 16-2 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in an NCAA opening round game at the Uytengsu Aquatics Complex on the campus of USC.
The Anteaters (15-13) advance to face second-seeded Stanford (18-3) in a quarterfinal game today at 3:30 p.m.