Slow Start Hurts Lions
Women's water polo falls to No. 4 Cal, 9-5, at Burns Center Sunday afternoon.
March 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES -LMU women's water polo struggled to find their offense in the first half and it cost them in a 9-5 setback to No. 4 Cal at the Burns Aquatics Center on Sunday afternoon.
Cal jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the half and survived a four-goal fourth quarter by the Lions. LMU, who had won four straight, falls to 13-7 on the season while Cal improves to 15-4.
The Lions drew 6-on-5 opportunities but could not capitalize, going just 1-for-13. Cal went 3-for-6 and also had scored on a pair of five-meter chances.
"Our slow start really hurt us," said Witt. "We also showed again we are right there with top teams but we just aren't doing the little things at the end of plays to score or make key stops. Its a tad frustrating as we are right there."
Alexandra Honny had three goals to lead LMU, while Roser Tarrago and Anna Illes scored four apiece for Cal.
The Lions will host the 2014 ZUMO LMU Invitational Friday and Saturday, March 21-22 at the Burns Aquatics Center. The tournament is presented by the Lions' Athletic Fund, with ticket sales going to the women's water polo's Lions Athletic Fund.