TEMPE, Ariz. -- The stage was set for a challenging weekend at the ASU Cross Conference Challenge hosted by Arizona State. No. 21 Loyola Marymount Women's Water Polo (4-7) faced four programs ranked higher in the latest CWPA Poll and beat No. 20 Princeton to start the weekend before finishing 1-3.
Game 1: #21 LMU 10, #20 Princeton 2 | Box Score
Abbey Grosse's two second period goals sandwiched Princeton's lone score of the first half. Vilanova added her third in the quarter and Morgan Molloy scored with 30 seconds remaining to put LMU ahead 7-1 at intermission.
The Tigers scored the first goal after half time before LMU closed out the game with the final three, with Vilanova and Molloy scoring in the third quarter and Daniela Hernandez scoring the lone goal of the fourth.
Claire Wright made a dozen saves and added three steals.
Game 2: #5 Arizona State 11, #21 LMU 3 | Box Score
ASU scored the first five goals of the game before Annika Armstrong put LMU on the board with a power play goal with 2:54 to play in the second. The Sun Devils led 7-1 at halftime.
Claire Wright recorded seven saves and three steals in the cage.
Game 3: #16 UC San Diego 5, #21 LMU 3 | Box Score
The game started close, with Morgan Molloy answering UCSD's opening goal to end the first quarter tied, 1-1.
The Tritons then scored the only goal of the second quarter and both goals of the third quarter to go ahead, 4-1, heading into the final eight minutes.
Claire Wright had another double-figure saves performance, totaling 11 in her 32 minutes of action.
Game 4: #6 Hawaii 8, #21 LMU 2 | Box Score
After falling behind 3-0 by halftime, Daniela Hernandez put the Lions on the board for the first goal of the third quarter.
Hawaii added one more in the third, before Hana Vilanova made it a 4-2 game with 6:22 to play in the final quarter. The Warriors closed out the game with the final four goals to win, 8-2.
Claire Wright recorded a season-high 14 saves.
The Lions return to action this upcoming weekend at the UCSD Triton Invitational on Feb. 10 and 11. In La Jolla, Calif.
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