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    Women Water Polo: No. 19 Pacific Falls to No. 1 Stanford, 15-4

    Feb 20, 2011

    Playing in their second home game of the weekend, Pacific's women's water polo team was defeated by No. 1 Stanford 15-4. With the loss the Tigers fell to 7-4 on the season while the Cardinal improved to 8-0 on the year.

    Stanford took the 3-0 lead with goals at the 6:05, 4:14 and 2:57 spots, but senior Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawaii) found the back of the net on the counter attack at the 2:40 mark to make it a 3-1 contest. The Cardinal closed out the quarter taking the three point advantage with their fourth goal of the game with 1:13 left on the clock.

    Following the two minute quarter break, Stanford notched four uninterrupted goals to start the second quarter and take the 8-1 lead over Pacific. Freshman Malena Prlain (Portland, Ore.) scored the Tigers lone goal of the quarter when she found the back of the net at the at the 3:57 mark. Stanford then countered with two goals in the final minutes of regulation for a 10-2 score heading into the half.

    In the third frame the Tiger defense stepped up and reduced the Cardinal to two goals in the quarter. Senior Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) gave the Tigers their third goal of the day when she registered a goal at the 3:21 spot.

    During the eight final minutes of regulation Stanford tallied additional goals at the 6:59 and 3:51 marks for the 10 point advantage. Freshman Chelsea Weir (Seal Beach, Calif.) wrapped up the game with a goal with :02 remaining on the clock for a 15-4 final score.

    The Tigers were led by Dara Tawarhara (Honolulu, Hawaii) Malena Prlain (Portland, Ore.),Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) and Chelsea Weir (Seal Beach, Calif.) who tallied one goal apiece. Freshman Michele Relton (Beaconsfield, QC, Canada) had three saves in the cage for Pacific.


    Pacific returns to action on Saturday, February 26 in Santa Clara, Calif., at The Rodeo hosted by Santa Clara. The Tiger will take on Indiana at 10:45 am and host Santa Clara at 4 pm.

    Scoring Summary

    Q1

    Q2

    Q3

    Q4

    Final

    No. 1 Stanford

    4

    6

    2

    3

    15

    No. 19 Pacific

    1

    1

    1

    1

    4

    Goals

    Pacific: Tawarahara, Prlain, Quertermous, Weir

    Goalkeeper Saves

    Pacific: Relton 3