Big Win A Record-Setter
Women's water polo sets program record with 14th straight win, defeating No. 6 San Jose State in a thriller, 12-11.
March 27, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The ninth-ranked LMU women's water polo program earned a hard-fought 12-11 win over sixth-ranked San Jose State (14-9) in non-conference action at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Lions set the program record with 14 straight victories and improve to 19-2 on the season.
LMU had winning streaks of 13 games in 2003 and 2005, as the 2010 version heads into a 13-day layoff with its best start in program history and the new record in their pockets. Eight different Lions scored in a game in which the largest lead by either team was two goals and was tied at the end of the first three quarters.
Each team scored three goals apiece in each of the first three quarters and the final frame started tied at 9-9. The first two minutes saw each team called for an ejection with neither team capitalizing.
Then LMU drew another San Jose State ejection, and after Head Coach Kyle Witt called a timeout, the Lions and freshman Erin Manke capitalized with a goal at the 5:23 mark of the fourth quarter. A minute later saw LMU draw yet another 6-on-5 opportunity and as it expired, Daisy Carrillo scored to give LMU an 11-9 lead with 4:11 to play.
San Jose State wasn't finished as Dani Curran scored her third goal with 3:48 to play on a 6-on-5 to cut the lead to 11-10.
LMU leading scorer and senior Anne Scott answered right back with another goal following an ejection, scoring with 2:21 to play to increase the lead back to two, 12-10.
San Jose State would score on Andriana Vogt's fifth goal with eight seconds left for the final margin.
Scott, Carrillo, Diana Romero, and Mary Ann Campos all had two goals each to lead the Lions, who scored on 8-for-13 6-on-5 opportunities and added a 5-meter goal. San Jose State went 3-for-7 on 6-on-5 while also adding a 5-meter goal.