First GCC Game, Ranked Foes in Full Weekend

Mackenzie Beck

March 7, 2014

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LOS ANGELES -- -- The ninth-ranked LMU women's water polo team will play its first conference match-up in the Golden Coast Conference this weekend when they travel to face Fresno Pacific on Saturday at 9 am.

The Last Meeting
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Fresno Pacific1
March 7, 2010
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Defense, Balance Lead to Record Start
The LMU women's water polo team has opened the 2010 season at 10-2, defeating No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 9-6, and Fresno Pacific 14-1 last week. In the process the Lions have had three of the four Player of the Week selections in the Western Water Polo Association, helping them to their best start in the program's already successful history.

The GCC match-up is the first for the Lions within their new conference, making the move this offseason. It is the first of three games on the weekend as the Lions will end with a pair of ranked opponents.

Following Fresno Pacific, the Lions will stay in Fresno and take on No. 3 Stanford at 1 pm. They will then head home to face No. 13 Hawaii at the Burns Aquatics Center on Sunday, Mar. 9 at 12 noon.

The Lions are led by senior Alexandra Honny with 28 goals and 29 steals. Ivana Castro, who led the Lions with three goals against No. 3 UCLA last week., is second on the team with 21 goals. Laura Lopez has been a stat-stuffer with 16 goals, 16 assists and 10 steals.

On the defensive side, Clair Wright has paced the Lions with 120 saves and a goals against average under eight. She gets help from Mackenzie Beck as she has 18 steals.




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