Men's Water Polo Competes in MPSF Championship This Weekend

Men's Water Polo Competes in MPSF Championship This Weekend

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's water polo team will travel to Berkley, California to compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship Tournament hosted by University of California from November 22-24.

Schedule of Events/Coverage


All Times in Eastern Standard Time

Friday, November 22
Penn State Behrend vs. Austin College (5/6 seed game) - 12:00 p.m. 
Game 1:
No. 3 seed UCLA vs. No. 6 seed Austin/Penn St Behrend - 4:00 p.m. 
Game 2:
No. 4 seed Cal vs. No. 5 seed Austin/Penn St. Behrend - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 23
Game 3:
No. 1 seed USC vs. Game 2 winner (Semifinal) - 2:00 p.m.
Game 4:
No. 2 seed Stanford vs. Game 1 winner (Semifinal) - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 24
Game 5:
Losers Games 1 and 2 (5th Place) - 2:00 p.m.
Game 6:
Losers Games 3 and 4 (3rd Place) - 4:00 p.m.
Game 7:
Winners Games 3 and 4 (Championship) - 7:00 p.m.

Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions are coming into championship weekend with a 6-12 overall record
* Behrend competed in the Austin College Invite on November 9, falling to Arizona Ottawa and Austin
* The Austin Kangaroos took down the Lions, 13-8
* Andre Sardaryzadeh (Murrieta, CA/Elsinore) tallied two goals and two steals in the loss
* Behrend holds the top four spots in the MPSF in steals this season
* Matt Olimski (San Diego, CA/Otay Ranch) (35) is followed by Jacob Harkins (Hollywood, FL/Saint Thomas Aquinas) (26), Greg Kinzler (Kiski, PA/Agora Cyber Charter School) (24) and Isaak Hatopp (Saline, MI/Saline) (21)
* Olimski also leads the conference in saves with 238 and saves per game (13.22)
* Olimski was named All-MPSF Honorable Mention for his season performance