A Defensive Statement
Women's water polo uses defense to claim two wins in first day of LMU Invitatioinal.
March 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The 14th-ranked LMU women's water polo team used an impressive defensive effort to claim a pair of Western Water Polo Association wins during the first day of the 2013 LMU Invitational at the Burns Aquatics Center on Friday.
LMU earned a 10-2 win over Sonoma State and then a 16-5 victory over Cal State East Bay to improve to 13-7 overall and 5-1 in conference.
"Our defense has been a focus and our performance today was very solid," said Kyle Witt. "I thought our defense set the tone for our effort from start to finish."
The Lions allowed just one goal in the first half in the two games combined, shutting out Sonoma State. The defense allowed the Lions to get to an 11-1 first half lead over Cal State East Bay and a 10-1 lead over the Seawolves.
Alexandra Honny had five goals in the two games and added 12 steals. Danielle Johnson scored six goals, four in the win over CSUEB. All told, eight different Lions scored in the second game and six in the opener.
The tournament continues on Saturday as the Lions face Cal State Monterey Bay at 11:30 a.m.., and then #14 Princeton at 4:30 p.m.