Aztecs water polo

CAROLINE ISRAELS NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

Five Aztecs earn all-GCC honors

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April 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Caroline Israels has been named the 2017 Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year, the league announced today. SDSU’s leading goal scorer was one of five Aztecs to earn all-GCC accolades and was joined by Alyssa Diacono, Kate McDonnell, Ioli Benekou and Shelby Kraft.

NO. 11 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO NO. 18 UCSD ON SENIOR DAY 10-6

 

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April 22, 2017 (San Diego) - The 11th-ranked San Diego State water polo team wrapped up its regular-season schedule on a sour note Saturday, falling to No. 18 UC San Diego in the 16th annual Harper Cup game at Aztec Aquaplex as part of Senior Day festivities.

AZTECS WATER POLO SWIMS INTO FIRST WITH DOUBLE WINS OVER AZUSA PACIFIC AND CONCORDIA

 

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April 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State water polo closed out Golden Coast Conference play today with a doubleheader.  Their first game was against Azusa Pacific University.

SDSU WATER POLO: KATE MCDONNELL NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Award is the fourth of the season for San Diego State

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April 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State goalkeeper Kate McDonnell is the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Week, the league announced late Wednesday. The award is the first of her career and the fourth for 11th-ranked SDSU this season.

T-NO. 14 SDSU WATER POLO EDGES NO. 22 CSU BAKERSFIELD 6-5

 

Aztecs rally from 5-2 deficit to win

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April 11, 2017 (San Diego) - T-No. 14 San Diego State rallied to defeat 22nd-ranked CSU Bakersfield, 6-5, Tuesday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. SDSU improved to 15-12 with the decision, while the Roadrunners fell to 12-14.

T-NO. 14 WATER POLO DOWNS NO. 9 PACIFIC 8-7

 

 

Aztecs move to 5-0 in league play

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April 7, 2017 (San Diego) - T-No. 14 San Diego State was outstanding on defense, received a career effort from goalkeeper Kate McDonnell and saw Caroline Israels score the game-winner in an 8-7 victory over ninth-ranked Pacific on Friday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. The win moved SDSU to 14-12 overall and 5-0 in the Golden Coast Conference, while UOP fell to 14-8 and 3-1 in league action.

T-NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO LOSES AT NO. 8 HAWAII 13-4

 

Aztecs drop final game at Hawai’i Invitational

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April 1, 2017 (Honolulu) - T-No. 12 San Diego State came up short in its final game at the Hawai’i Invitational, losing to the hosts, 13-4, Saturday afternoon at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Center. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 13-12 on the season, while the Rainbow Wahine improve to 12-10.

T-NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO T-NO.12 UCSB IN OVERTIME 11-9

 

Aztecs drop second game in as many days in Hawaii

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April 1, 2017 (Honolulu) - In a game between two teams ranked 12th nationally, San Diego State was unfortunately on the wrong side of an 11-9 overtime decision with UC Santa Barbara on Friday night at the Hawai’i Invitational. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 13-11 overall, while the Gauchos improved to 15-8.

T-NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO NO. 3 UCLA IN HAWAII

 

Aztecs drop 22-5 decision to Bruins at Hawai’i Invitational

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March 31, 2017 (Honolulu) - T-No. 12 San Diego State dropped its first game of the Hawai’i Invitational, falling to third-ranked UCLA, 22-5, Thursday night at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. The loss snapped the Aztecs’ two-game winning streak and lowered their record to 13-10 on the year.

SDSU WATER POLO: IOLI BENEKOU NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Senior scored two game-winners last week

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March 30, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Ioli Benekou is the Golden Coast Water Polo Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. The award is the second of her career and first since her freshman campaign in 2014.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO EDGES NO. 21 LMU ON THE ROAD 7-6

 

Benekou for the second straight game scores the winner

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March 25, 2017 (Los Angeles) - No. 12 San Diego State found itself in the same position as Friday and came away with the same result in defeating 21st-ranked LMU, 7-6, at Burns Aquatics Center in Los Angeles. The decision kept the Aztecs’ Golden Coast Conference sheet clean at 4-0 (13-9 overall) and dropped the Lions to 9-12 (1-1 GCC).

NO. 12 AZTECS WATER POLO RALLIES LATE TO DEFEAT T-NO. 25 CALIFORNIA BAPTIST

 

Aztecs win 9-8 to improve to 3-0 in GCC action

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March 24, 2017 (Riverside) - No. 12 San Diego State trailed by as many as three goals in the first half and received a goal from Ioli Benekou with 1:38 left in the fourth quarter to complete the rally and give the Aztecs a 9-8 road win at 25th-ranked California Baptist. SDSU is now 12-9 overall, 3-0 in the Golden Coast Conference and 22-0 all-time in GCC action.

SDSU WATER POLO: ISRAELS NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND TIME IN 2017

 

Senior is first player this season to earn weekly award twice

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March 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior utility Caroline Israels has been named the Golden Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Thursday morning. Israels shares her second award of the season with LMU’s Hana Vilanova.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO SPLITS TWO GAMES AT ROADRUNNER INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs defeat Cal State East Bay, but fall to No. 11 Princeton

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March 18, 2017 (Bakersfield) - No. 12 San Diego State completed a four-game-in-three-day stretch on Saturday by splitting two games at the Roadrunner Invitational in Bakersfield. The Aztecs defeated Cal State East Bay, 15-4, before falling to No. 11 Princeton, 5-4. The two decisions put SDSU’s record for the season at 11-9.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO DOWNS FRESNO PACIFIC 14-9

 

SDSU improves to 2-0 in GCC action, 21-0 all-time in league

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March 17, 2017 (Fresno) - No. 12 San Diego State scored the game’s first six goals and never looked back in a 14-9 road victory over Fresno Pacific Friday night. The win moved the Aztecs to 2-0 in Golden Coast action (21-0 all-time) and 10-8 overall.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO'S RALLY FALLS SHORT IN LOSS TO NO. 5 UC IRVINE

 

Aztecs have four-game winning streak snapped

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March 16, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 12 San Diego State got a late defensive stop to put it in position to tie the game, but ultimately fell to fifth-ranked UC Irvine, 9-7, Thursday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. The loss snapped SDSU’s four-game winning streak and dropped it to 9-8 on the year.

NO. 17 SDSU WATER POLO SWIMS AWAY FROM BUCKNELL

SDSU defeats Bison to post 4-0 record at tournament

 

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March 12, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 17 San Diego State allowed the first goal of the game and then scored nine unanswered goals en route to a 10-4 victory over Bucknell, a team that was receiving votes in the latest CWPA Top-25 Poll. SDSU, which went 4-0 at the Aztec Invitational, saw its record move to 9-7 on the season.

NO. 17 SDSU WATER POLO UPSETS NO. 13 INDIANA IN SUDDEN VICTORY OT

 

Aztecs defeat Hoosiers 9-8

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March 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Hannah Carrillo scored from the left side with 2:04 left in the first sudden-victory period to lift 17th-ranked San Diego State past No. 13 Indiana, 9-8, Sunday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. With their second upset in two days, SDSU improved to 8-7 on the year.

NO. 17 AZTECS WATER POLO SWEEPS FIRST DAY OF AZTEC INVITE

 

SDSU defeats San Jose State and Chapman

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March 11, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 17 San Diego State defeated both 12th-ranked San Jose State and Chapman on the first day of the 11th annual Aztec Invitational. The two victories evened SDSU’s record at 7-7 on the season.

SDSU WATER POLO EARNS 10-8 VICTORY OVER CHENGDU UNIVERSITY

 

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March 2, 2017 (San Diego) - Caroline Israels scored three goals, including the game winner, to help No. 17 San Diego State defeat Chengdu University of China, 10-8, in an exhibition contest Thursday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO EDGED BY NO. 15 LONG BEACH STATE 10-7

 

Aztecs fall to 5-7 on the season

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February 26, 2017 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - No. 12 San Diego State completed action at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational with a 10-7 loss to 15th-ranked Long Beach State at Corona del Mar Pool. The Aztecs fall to 5-7 on the season.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO DEFEATS NO. 20 LMU 10-8

 

Aztecs pick up first win of Barbara Kalbus Invitational

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February 25, 2017 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - No. 12 San Diego State earned a 10-8 victory on Saturday afternoon vs. 20th-ranked Loyola Marymount at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational in Newport Beach. The Aztecs improved to 5-6 on the season with one game left in the tournament to be played on Sunday.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO UPSET BY NO. 16 UCSD IN KALBUS INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs drop second game of tournament

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February 25, 2017 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - No. 12 San Diego State was upset by 16th-ranked UC San Diego on Saturday morning, 10-1, at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. The Aztecs’ second loss of the tournament dropped them to 4-6 on the season.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO SUFFERS 14-10 LOSS AT NO. 6 UC IRVINE

 

Aztecs drop first game of Barbara Kalbus Invitational

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February 24, 2017 (Irvine) - The 12th-ranked San Diego State water polo team dropped a tough 14-10 decision at No. 6 UC Irvine on Friday afternoon in the first game of the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. The loss puts the Aztecs’ record at 4-5 on the season.

SDSU WATER POLO: CAROLINE ISRAELS NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Senior earns the first award of the season for SDSU

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February 15, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State water polo senior Caroline Israels has been named the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday night. The weekly award is the first for the Aztecs this season and the fourth of Israels’ career.

NO. 17 AZTECS WATER POLO FINISHES SEVENTH AT UCSD INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs split two games in La Jolla

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February 12, 2017 (La Jolla) - No. 17 San Diego State finished in seventh place at the 16-team UCSD Triton Invitational after splitting a pair of games on Sunday. The Aztecs fell in their morning game vs. T-No. 9 UC Santa Barbara, 9-6, before rebounding to defeat T-No. 9 UC San Diego, 5-4. The outcomes put SDSU’s record at 4-4 on the season.

NO. 17 AZTECS WATER POLO DEFEATS NO. 16 HARTWICK, FALLS TO NO. 2 USC

 

Aztecs split on first day at UCSD Triton Invitational

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February 11, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 17 San Diego State split two games on the first day of the UCSD Triton Invitational on Saturday. The Aztecs defeated No. 16 Hartwick, 11-7, to notch the program’s 500th victory before falling to second-ranked USC, 17-4. The results put SDSU at 3-3 on the season.

NO. 16 AZTECS WATER POLO DOWNS SANTA CLARA IN GCC OPENER

 

Aztecs earn 12-6 victory over Broncos

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February 10, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 17 San Diego State opened Golden Coast Conference action with a 12-6 home victory over Santa Clara. The three-time defending regular-season champions improved to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in league. The Broncos, meanwhile, dropped to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the GCC.

SDSU WATER POLO FALLS ON THE ROAD AT NO. 2 USC

 

Aztecs move to 1-2 on the season

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February 3, 2017 (Los Angeles) - No. 15 San Diego State continued its three-game road trip to start the season on Friday and dropped a 23-6 decision at second-ranked USC. The loss put the Aztecs’ record at 1-2 on the year, while the Women of Troy improved to 8-0.

SDSU WATER POLO SPLITS TWO AT ASU TOURNAMENT

SDSU falls to Arizona State, beats Wagner

 

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January 28, 2017 (Tempe, Ariz.) - No. 15 San Diego State split a pair of games at the ASU Tournament to open the season with a 1-1 record on Saturday. SDSU fell to No. 5 Arizona State, 13-4, before rebounding to defeat No. 21 Wagner, 8-6.

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