March 16, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- LMU women's water polo played solid team defense from its entire line-up to earn a sweep of a pair of Western Water Polo Association contests at the Burns Aquatics Center on Saturday, defeating Colorado State 16-7 and Cal State San Bernardino 15-3.
While the offense put up the numbers, including a seven goal performance from junior Alexandra Honny
in the win over the Rams, it was the defense that Head Coach Kyle Witt
was the happiest about."
"I thought we were aggressive from start to finish in both games on the defensive side, and that was something that was very important for us today," said Witt. "Our entire line-up kept the pressure on defensively in both games, and I was proud of effort."
In addition to her seven goals, Honny powered the Lions' offense with nine steals in the first game against CSU and another three in about a quarters worth of work against CSUSB. The Lions improve to 11-7 on the season and 3-1 in WWPA action.
In both games the Lions jumped out to 10-1 leads and never looked back. Against the Rams, the led 3-0 after one and 9-1 at the half. In game two, the Lions led 9-1 after they first period and coasted to the wins.
Jessica Morelos and Bridgette Alvarez had three goals each against the Rams, while 10 different Lions scored against the Coyotes, including three first quarter goals by Mackenzie Beck.
The Lions continue an eight-game home stand when they host the eight-team, 16-game LMU Invitational starting on Friday, March 22 with eight games.
- GO LIONS -