#8 University of Washington Extends Division Win Streak to 44; Going 4-0 in Conference Opener



UW Huskies at Springfield, OR 2019

Seattle, WA -- The #8 University of Washington Women's Water Polo Club team went 4-0 this past weekend in their conference opener hosted by the Oregon State University at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore. Their conference win streak increases to 44-0 after this weekend, going undefeated in the Northwest Division since February 2016. .

The Huskies outscored their opponents this weekend 66-13 with wins against University of Oregon "B" (23-3), Oregon State University (15-4), Western Washington University (15-1), and conference rival, #17 University of Oregon "A" (13-5).


What made the feat even more impressive, was that the Huskies played iron[wo]man this weekend with no substitutes on the bench other than whichever of the two goalies, Shelby Smith (#1, San Diego, CA) or Gabrielle Wood (#1A, Long Beach, CA), were not in the cage.


All games were streamed live this weekend and available for replay free at this link, courtesy of the Collegiate Water Polo Association and Kap7 International.


The offense over the weekend was led by veteran and now graduate student, Karli Stone (#4, Tacoma, WA), and freshman newcomer, Abby Sylvester (#3 Coronado, CA) with 19 and 22 goals respectively, along with 6 assists each.


Other major contributions came from two fellow first year players, Jenna Somberg, (#13, Oak Park, IL) and Katie John