University of Maryland to Stream Games Versus Salem International University & University of Michigan This Weekend for Free
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The deciding games in the race for the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Western Division No. 1 seed will be streamed live by the University of Maryland this weekend as the No. 11-ranked Terrapins home contests against Salem International University and No. 13 the University of Michigan will be provided live via TerpsTV free of charge.
The Terps face SIU at 4:30 p.m. Friday atand then take on the Wolverines at 1 p.m. Saturday. Click here to view the Maryland-Salem International contest and here for the Terps-Wolverines matchup. However, there will be no play-by-play available for either game.
The Terps come into the final two division games having won 10 of their last 11 overall. They have averaged 12.8 goals over that stretch and held all but one opponent to eight or fewer.
Junior attacker Allison Campbell has been strong at both ends of the pool. She captured her fourth CWPA Western Division Player of the Week Award Tuesday after posting a game-high three goals in Saturday's 7-6 win over then-No. 12 Princeton.
Campbell leads the team in goals (42), points (61) and steals (55).
Sophomore Katie Ermakova has been a scoring threat all season for the Terps. She is second in goals (36) and points (45), and third in steals (27).
Senior captain Shelby Reyes has been the backbone of the defense, averaging 9.3 blocks per game.
Michigan, which has represented the CWPA Eastern Conference in the NCAAs three of the last four years, comes in with a high-powered offensive attack, having scored 14 or more goals in five of their last six games.
Kiki Golden leads the team in goals (46), assists (24) and points (70). Lauren Colton is second on the team in goals (35).
The Terrapins will win the division and grab the No. 1 seed in the seven-team CWPA Western Division Tournament (April 14-15 in Bloomington, Ind. at Indiana University) with a pair of wins this weekend.
Should the Terps lose one of the two, they will end up in a three-way tie for first with Michigan and No. 12 Indiana (24-7, 5-1) which downed the Wolverines, 8-7, Saturday to snap their nine-game winning streak. Goal differential could determine the top three seeds (clickto view the scenarios).
But Maryland has been tough to beat in the division the last two years. The Terps have won their last eight regular season division games (4-0 last season in the CWPA Southern Division).
Teams from both the Western and Southern Divisions will meet in the CWPA Eastern Championship (April 27-29 in Providence, R.I. at Brown University) with a berth in the NCAAs on the line.
The Terps will also play host to four other games this weekend at Eppley. Michigan faces George Washington University at 6 p.m. Friday. The Wolverines face Bucknell Univeristy at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by GWU and Salem International at 11 a.m. Bucknell and George Washington cap off the weekend games with a 2:30 p.m. tilt.
Admission is free to all six water polo games. Parking is available in either Lot 1 or Stadium Drive garage. Clickto view a campus parking map.