Women's Water Polo

Defense, Third Quarter Pushes Lions Forward

Alexandra Honny
Alexandra Honny

April 27, 2012

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - The seventh-ranked LMU women's water polo team scored seven third quarter goals after posting a first half shutout to earn a 14-4 win over Colorado State in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Western Water Polo Association Women's Championships at Canyonview Aquatic Center in La Jolla, Calif., Friday night.

Senior Elise Ponce posted a first half shutout and made 12 saves to lead the Lions to their 14th straight WWPA semifinal. The Lions (18-9, 11-0) will face Cal State East Bay in the second semifinal on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Pioneers (18-11, 11-6) were 11-10 winners over Santa Clara.

The Lions' offense struggled in the first half but took a 5-0 lead at the break. LMU then exploded for seven third quarter goals to pull away. Sophomore Alexandra Honny had five goals, giving her 73 on the season, ranking her fourth all-time at LMU.

The Lions extended the lead to 7-0, and then after a CSU goal, extended the lead to 12-2 heading into the final quarter. Jessica Morelos had three goals, while Laura Lopez and Morgan Bonk added a pair of goals.

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