Santa Clara Downs Cal Baptist, Concordia At ASU Invite

March 27, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. -

The Santa Clara women's water polo team put two wins in the books today, defeating Concordia, 11-9, and California Baptist, 10-9, today at the Arizona State Invitational Tournament.

The Broncos found themselves down 8-6 heading into the final quarter, but willed their way to victory by outscoring the Eagles, 5-1, in the final eight minutes.

Senior Rochelle Stowe scored three goals, while her classmates Meg Zimmerman and Jenny Knutson scored two each. Juniors Caitlin Espe and Whitney Allen each had a goal as well. Zimmerman was credited with the winning goal with just over two minutes to play. Junior goalie Wren White made four saves.

Knutson paired three assists with her two goals and Stowe also had three assists. Sophomore Laura Espinosa drew two ejections and Whitney Allen had four kickouts drawn.

Against Cal Baptist, the third quarter turned out to be the difference for Santa Clara. After falling behind, 4-3, at half, the Broncos scored four goals to the Lancers' two in the third to take a one-goal lead they would hang on to through the rest of the game.

Harkins continued to be an offensive threat, scoring six goals. Whitney Allen, Knutson, sophomore Marina Allen, and Stowe also scored. Harkins scored the winning goal at 2:59 in the third quarter.

Knutson had four assists against CBU while Espe had two. Whitney Allen, Zimmerman, Knutson, and Stowe all had two kickouts drawn. White combined two steals and an assist with her 11 saves.

Santa Clara, now 12-9, takes on No. 6 Arizona State at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

  1 2 3 4 F
Santa Clara 2 2 2 5 11
Concordia 2 3 3 1 10

SCU Goals: Stowe 3, Zimmerman 2, Knutson 2, Harkins 2, Espe, W. Allen
CON Goals: Tchougounova 3, Gelberger 3, Manderino 2, Tsukamoto
SCU Saves: White 4
CON Saves: Biberston 9

  1 2 3 4 F
Santa Clara 2 1 4 3 10
Cal Baptist 2 2 2 3 9

SCU Goals: Harkins 6, W. Allen, Knutson, M. Allen, Stowe
CBU Goals: Grutz 3, Chevalier 3, Gentry, Latschaw, Barrows
SCU Saves: White 11
CBU Saves: Camryn 4