CSU’s third varsity water polo season will come to an end this weekend as the Rams take on Sonoma State in the WWPA Championship in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The No. 9-seed Rams (12-17) will match up against rival and No. 8-seed Sonoma State (18-18) at 1:30 p.m. today. If CSU is victorious, the team will return to the pool just five hours later to take on the top seed in the tournament, UC-Davis (23-6).
In CSU’s last match against the Seawolves, the Rams gave up a goal in the final minute to fall 10-9.
Leading the Rams into action will be senior Laurien White. White has 57 goals on the season to bring her career total to 109. White’s total is good for second all-time in school history.
Senior goalkeeper Kaitlynn Brownrigg leads the Sonoma State squad into the tournament. In her only year as a full-time starter, Brownrigg set the school record for saves in a season with 303.
The Rams have won two games in each of their two tournament appearances. Last season, CSU lost to Sonoma State by the score of 7-6, but defeated UC-Davis, their potential second round opponent, 6-1.