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No. 2 University of Michigan-vs.-No. 13 University of Washington Scoresheet (2023 Collegiate Water Polo Association Championship – Game #14)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Mia Barr scored four times to earn Player of the Game notice as Big Ten Division Champion/No. 2-ranked the University of Michigan handled Northwest Division Champion/No. 13 the University of Washington, 17-6, in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship at the University of California-Los Angeles’ Park Pool on the grounds of the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

Michigan advances to a 4:00 p.m. semifinal showdown with defending National Champion/Sierra Pacific Division Champion/No. 1 the University of California.  The victor of the game will play at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, for the National Championship, while the loser of the Cal-Michigan semifinal will battle for third place at 11:30 a.m.

Washington slips into the consolation side of the championship bracket and will face Boston University at 2:50 p.m. later today for a berth to the Fifth Place game on Sunday, May 7, at 10:15 a.m..  A loss places the Huskies in the seventh place 9:00 a.m. on May 7.

The Wolverines wasted little time in collaring Washington as Michigan opened up a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and led 10-2 by halftime.

Ahead by eight at the break, the Wolverines outscored the Huskies 2-0 and 5-4 in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to finish out the contest with an 11-goal victory.

For Michigan, Barr (four),Mina Dizdarevic (two), Emma Kaipainen (two), Annika Olsen (two) and Claire Tuttle (two) netted multi-goal games as the quintet combined for 12 of the Wolverines’ 17 scores.  Mara Logan, Meredith Holm, Lucy Baker,  Alicia Paans and Luisa Nierhoff each notched solo markers to aid a combined 13 save effort by goalkeepers Ava Dominick (six) and Luis Nierhoff (seven).

Abigail Sylvester (five) and Gracie Sheehan accounted for Washington’s offense with Julie Lubas making four saves.


1st Q 2nd Q 3rd Q 4th Q FINAL
No. 13 University of Washington
0 2 0 4 6
No. 2 University of Michigan 6 4 2 5 17
Michigan Goals: Mia Barr (4); Mina Dizdarevic (2); Emma Kaipainen (2); Annika Olsen (2); Claire Tuttle (2); Mara Logan; Meredith Holm; Lucy Baker; Alicia Paans; Luisa Nierhoff
Washington Goals: Abigail Sylvester (5); Gracie Sheehan
Saves: Michigan – Luisa Nierhoff (7), Ava Dominick (6) ; Washington – Julia Lubas (4)
Exclusions: Michigan – 4 ; Washington – 5
Advantage Opportunities: Michigan – 4-for-5 ; Washington – 3-for-4
Cards/Misconducts: Michigan – None ; Washington – None
Officials: Unknown


University of Michigan’s Mia Barr (#22)

University of Washington’s NIcole Lyckfors (#2) seeks to get around the University of Michgian’s Claire Tuttle (#9)

University of Michigan’s Lucy Baker (#2) and the University of Washington’s Nicole Lyckors (#2) race for the ball

Collegiate Water Polo Association