Eight-Game Homestand Begins Thursday

Laura Lopez

March 13, 2013

The Last Meeting
No. 13 UC Santa Barbara3
Loyola Marymount8
March 12, 2011
Burns Center
Home Play Opens With Pair of Wins
Sixth-ranked LMU waited over a month to play a home game at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center in the 2011 season, and they finally got their chance on Saturday, sweeping a pair of games in a tripleheader with 13th-ranked UC Santa Barbara and Occidental. The Lions defeated the Gauchos in the first game 8-3, and then knocked off Occidental, 15-2.

The Last Meeting
Cal State San Bernardino3
Loyola Marymount21
March 31, 2012
Bakersfield, CA
Lions Stay Unbeaten With Sweep
LMU women's water polo remained unbeaten against Western Water Polo Association foes with a sweep in the opening day of the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational III on Saturday. The Lions outscored their two WWPA foes 35-9 to improve to 13-8 on the season.

The Last Meeting
Colorado State4
Loyola Marymount14
April 27, 2012
La Jolla, CA
Defense, Third Quarter Pushes Lions Forward
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.

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LOS ANGELES -- After opening the season at home, the LMU women's water polo team played their next 14 games away from the Burns Aquatic Center. For the first time in nearly two months, the Lions return home to start an eight-game home stand with three games on the week.

The Lions will open the week and the home stand with UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 3:30 p.m. They will then host a triple header, facing Colorado State at 9 am followed by Cal State San Bernardino at 3 pm. CSU and CSUSB will play at 12 noon.

LMU is coming off a two-week break and are 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in Western Water Polo Association play. The match-up with the Gauchos, who are ranked 15th in the nation, will be a non-conference title and will be followed by the two WWPA match-ups on Saturday.

UCSB is 12-7 on the season, 6-2 at home and 2-2 on the road They are coming off an 8-7 home win over UC Davis on March 9. Like the Lions, WWPA foe Colorado State was off last week and enter the week at 3-9 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Coyotes went 2-2 last weekend at the Claremont Convergence and are 2-16 overall and 0-1 in conference.

The Lions continue to be about balance on the season. Junior Alexandra Honny leads the Lions with 23 goals, 20 assists and 22 steals. Right behind her is sophomore Mackenzie Beck with 22 goals and senior Jessica Morelos with 21. Freshman Ivana Castro has 19 goals while sophomore Laura Lopez has chipped in 17. She also has 15 assists and 13 steals.





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