Defense, Third Quarter Pushes Lions Forward
Women's water polo advances to semifinals with 14-4 win over Colorado State in quarterfinals of 2012 WWPA Championships.
April 27, 2012
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.