Women’s Water Polo Upended by LMU in First Round of GCC Championship

Gabi Sicat (photo courtesy of John Shaffer, Golden Coast Conference)
Gabi Sicat (photo courtesy of John Shaffer, Golden Coast Conference)

LOS ANGELES – Abbey Grosse posted three goals and Morgan Molloy and Daniela Hernandez scored twice each to lead Loyola Marymount to an 8-1 win over Santa Clara women's water polo on Friday in first-round action of the Golden Coast Conference Championship.

Claire Wright posted 12 saves for the second-seeded and host Lions (17-14) who move on to face No. 3 seed San Diego State in one of Saturday's semifinals.

Gabi Sicat had the lone goal for the Broncos (12-17) who will play sixth-seeded Cal Baptist at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the consolation bracket.

Molloy scored twice in the opening two minutes of the game and Grosse's first goal gave the Lions a 5-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Hannah Buck drew three kickouts and Sicat had a pair, but the the Broncos did not convert on their six attempts with the man advantage.

The Lions went 2-for-5 with the extra attacker.

Sicat's goal came with 4 seconds left in the game.

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