Eight-Game Homestand Begins Thursday
Women's water polo to face UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, followed by Colorado State and CSU San Bernardino on Saturday in WWPA play.
March 13, 2013
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.