April 5, 2009

Women's Water Polo Defeats CSUSB 13-8 in Early Game

April 5, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's water polo team posted a 13-8 victory over CS San Bernardino to open up day two of play at The Bronco. Senior tri-captain Amy Lamb led SCU in the game with four assists, two goals, a kick out and a steal.

Claire Linney began the game with a Bronco goal, only for the Coyotes to take off on a 2-0 run. After conceding a 2-1 lead to CSUSB, Santa Clara went on a 12-6 run to seal their 15th win of the season. SCU improves to 15-14, 8-3 WWPA on the season.

The Broncos Laura Espinosa, Maria Jarrell, Linney, Rochelle Stowe and Meg Zimmerman each posted strong performances at 2-meter. Espinosa tallied two goals, two kick outs and an assist in the game, and Stowe had two assists, a goal and a kick out. Zimmerman, who had three kick outs and an assist, scored two goals less than two minutes apart in the second quarter.

Linney had three goals, an assist, a kick out and a steal in the game, to lead the Bronco offensive attack. Jarrell also had a kick out, Amanda Miller scored once, Kristin Olson had an assist and Sarah Safir tacked in an assist.

Sophomore goalie Wren White commanded the SCU defense with seven blocks in the game. She made several spectacular saves in the cage, including a San Bernardino momentum stopping block with 1:22 left in the third.

Santa Clara concludes The Bronco this afternoon versus No. 18 UC San Diego. Game time is set for 2:40 p.m.

Santa Clara 13, CS San Bernardino 8

Goals: Stowe - 1, Allen - 1, Am. Lamb - 2, Zimmerman - 2, Espinosa - 2, Miller - 1, Linney - 3, Harkins - 1

Assists: Stowe - 2, Am. Lamb - 4, Zimmerman - 1, Espinosa - 1, Hildebrand - 1, Linney - 1, Safir - 1, Harkins - 1, Olson - 1

Steals: Al. Lamb - 1, Allen - 1, Am. Lamb - 1, Hildebrand - 2, Linney - 1, Harkins - 1

Kick Outs Drawn: Stowe - 1, Jarrell - 1, Am. Lamb - 1, Zimmerman - 3, Thomas - 1, Espinosa - 2, Hildebrand - 1, Linney - 1

Blocks: White - 7