Women's Waterpolo: No. 16 Pacific Downs Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 16-2, Ties Program Record With 11 Wins In A Season
In the first quarter the Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead on three consecutive goals from juniors Mandy King (Benicia, Calif.), Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawai'i) and Bridget Geck(Huntington Beach, Calif.) at the 7:32, 5:58 and 5:34 spots respectively. Sophomore Allison Kosich (Stockton, Calif.) then extended Pacific's lead to four with 2:16 remaining on the clock. The Tigers ended the quarter leading 5-0 when junior Catherine Collett (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) tallied her first goal of the contest with 0:33 left on the clock.
The Tigers offense continued to rack up points in the second quarter, finding the back of the back of the net four times. For the second time in the contest Kosich and Collett scored back-to-back goals at the 7:06 and 6:07 points respectively. Leading 7-0, Pacific gained the nine point advantage on goals from King and freshman Jasmine Myles (Auckland, New Zealand). The Tiger defense held the Athenas scoreless while freshman Brooke Millar(Auckland, New Zealand) recorded two saves in the quarter.
Pacific entered the third quarter with a 9-0 lead and increased its lead to 10 on a goal from Collett at the 6:17 mark. The Athenas found the back of the net at the 5:05 mark to make it a 10-1 game but junior Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) countered with 3:59 on the clock to put Pacific up by 10. Junior Courtney Boettger (Stockton, Calif.) gave the Tigers the 11 point lead at the 3:24 spot and was followed with a goal from Myles with :37 on the clock to give Pacific the 11 point advantage.
In the final frame Pacific held Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scoreless while the Tiger offense tallied three goals. Junior Bridget Geck(Huntington Beach, Calif.) scored a goal at the 6:19 mark with Collett completing the hat trick 46 seconds later to make it 15-2 contest. Myles notched her third goal of game with 1:29 on the clock for a 16-2 final score.
Pacific's victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps tied the 2005 Tiger squad, who were under head coach Ryan Brown, for most wins in a season with 11. The 2010 Tigers have are off to the programs best start winning 11 of the first 15 games, while winning nine straight contests.
Pacific: Myles 3, Collett 3, Kosich 3, Geck 2, M.King 2, Boettger, Quertermous, Tawarahara.
Pacific: McCarthy, Tawarahara, M.Loper, Blagg
Pacific: Myles 2, M.Loper 2, Quertermous 2, Collett, Larsen, A.King, Blagg.
Pacific: Millar 3, Bucknum 3.