April 1, 2012
BAKSERSFIELD, Calif. - The seventh-ranked LMU women's water polo team earned another sweep against Western Water Polo Association foes, winning all four games at the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational over the weekend, including a pair on Sunday.
The Lions were dominate from start to finish against the host Roadrunners, earning a 14-6 win thanks in large part to six goals from sophomore Alexandra Honny. LMU then jumped out a big lead and then held on for a 12-10 win over Colorado State in the final game.
The Lions improve to 10-0 against WWPA foes and 15-8 overall with the wins on Sunday.
Honny had three more goals in the win over Colorado State, giving her nine on the day and 17 for the tournament. Against CSUB, it was her second six-goal game of the season.
The Lions scored the first five goals of the game against CSUB and never looked back and Jessica Morelos and Morgan Bonk added a pair of goals each.
In the finale, the Lions jumped out to an 8-3 lead and then held off a fierce rally by the rams. CSU cut the lead to 10-9 and then again to 11-10, but senior Kimberly Benedetti scored her second goal of the game with less than a minute to play to ice the game. In addition to Honny's three goals, Mackenzie Beck added three and Casey Flacks a pair.
The Lions will have the next two weeks off before hosting top-ranked UCLA on Sunday, April 15 at 12 p.m.
#7 LMU 14, CSU Bakersfield 6
#7 LMU 12, Colorado State 10
Loyola Marymount --- 3 - 2 - 4 - 5 --- 14
CSU Bakersfield --- 0 - 2 - 3 - 1 --- 6
SCORING: LMU- Alexandra Honny 6, Jessica Morelos 2, Morgan Bonk 2, Casey Flacks 1, Mackenzie Beck, 1, Whitney Delgado 1, Kimberly Benedetti 1. CSUB- Sam Shead 3, Janelle Shelby 1, Shannon McKenzie 1, Taylor Hanson 1
SAVES: LMU- Elise Ponce 9. CSUB- Megan Pezzolla 5
Loyola Marymount --- 5 - 3 - 1 - 3 --- 12
Colorado State --- 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 --- 10
SCORING: LMU- Mackenzie Beck
3, Alexandra Honny
3, Casey Flacks
2, Kimberly Benedetti
2, Laura Lopez
1, Whitney Delgado
Kallie Berry 2, Shelby Schaefer 2, Jamie Stone 1, Amber Bryan 1, Brianna Sherring 1, Caroline Young 1, Stephanie Weed 1.
SAVES: LMU- Elise Ponce
6. CSU - Michelle Slagle
- GO LIONS -