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Taking the Top Spot

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On a busy weekend for USC athletics, women's water polo stole the show by knocking off No. 3 UCLA and No. 1 Stanford en route to winning the UCI Invitational Championship.  When the new poll comes out, Jovan Vavic will likely have another national No. 1 ranking thanks to a perfect 12-0 start to the season.

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In both the semifinals and finals, the Women of Troy were paced offensively by freshman Anni Espar who scored seven times against the Bruins and Cardinal combined.  In a match-up of Olympic freshmen in the final, Espar outshone Stanford's Maggie Steffens as the Trojans broke open an 8-8 tie to win 13-10.

Espar's Spain lost to Steffens' USA in the Gold Medal Match at London 2012.
Anni-Espar-Reuters.jpg(Photo via Reuters)



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