Azusa Pacific Pulls Away from Women’s Water Polo

Azusa Pacific Pulls Away from Women’s Water Polo

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Goals by Hannah Bradley and Marissa Joerke midway through the fourth quarter helped Azusa Pacific pull away from Santa Clara women's water polo to claim an 9-5 win on Friday.

Milena Guzmán Ortiz scored twice for the Cougars (16-13, 3-3 Golden Coast Conference) who have won their last two after dropping four in a row.

Hailey Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Broncos (8-14, 1-4) who rallied within one goal in the third, but were unable to get the equalizer.

Annalise Batcheller scored late in the second quarter to build the Azusa Pacific lead to 5-1, but Santa Clara reeled off the next three capped Emma Allegrucci's power play goal midway through the third.

However, the Broncos were unable to cash in on their next three attempts with the extra attacker and the Cougars connected twice and scored on a 5-meter attempt in the final 9 minutes of the game.

Bradley scored with the extra attacker with 5:53 left in the game and Joerke's strike less than one minute later made it 8-4.

Olivia Lott earned the win in net for the Cougars.

Each team was 3-for-8 on the power play.

Hannah Buck, Emma Allegrucci, Annie Eldredge Lauren Paxton Maggie Oys, Hailey Eberle and Grace Kavanagh started the game. Kavanagh made her first career start in goal place in Lydia Dadd. Kavanagh was credited with seven saves.

The Broncos play their final home game on Sunday against Fresno State. The team will recognize seniors Hannah Buck, Annie Eldredge and Lauren Paxton before the 1:30 p.m. start.


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