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Women's Water Polo - Fri, Mar. 22, 2013
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By Seth Preuss

The Lady Eagles water polo team took three of four matches at the Claremont Convergence hosted by Pomona-Pitzer University on March 8 & 9.

The first match saw the Eagles take one late from the DIII #5 ranked Occidental Tigers. Senior Jamie Clark put in three during the contest and got help from Sarah Johnson and Haley Ring who net one goal each. Senior Kathryn Manderino put in five to lead the Eagles, including the game-winner with 2:48 remaining in the match. Chante' Lundskog made 10 saves in the match to help seal the win for the Eagles.

The Eagles took a second win on the day against the DIII #7 ranked Chapman University by a score of 14-10, improving their win streak to three and making them 2-0 in the tournament.

In the opening game of the second day, DIII #4 ranked Redlands fell to the Eagles by a score of 8-5. Manderino was again a force in the game as she put in three, while Maria Quiroz, Chelsea Harrod and Ring scored one apiece. Clark netted 2 and the go-ahead goal in the third to put the Eagles up one with 1:53 left in the third quarter. Lundskog made 14 saves in the match to preserve the lead and the win, extending the win streak to four.

Host team Pomona-Pitzer snapped the streak at four, beating the Eagles 6-9. Manderino led in scoring again with three, while Clark put in two more and Ring netted one. Lundskog made seven saves in the defeat.

The Eagles traveled to Occidental three days later to compete in their mini-invite and defeated the hosting Tigers by five, winning 18-13. The Eagles moved to 13-11 on the season after these tournaments.

Concordia hosted two matches on Mar. 13 & 14 against Wagner and Iona Universities at the William Woolett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, CA.

The Eagles played host to Wagner on the 13th and lost by a score of 7-9. They returned to the pool the next day and defeated Iona 11-10, returning to their winning ways and improving to 14-12 on the season.

The Eagles then traveled to Riverside to compete in the second Lancer Invite at California Baptist, and defeated the hosting Lancers 10-9, their first win against CBU in school history. Senior Jamie Clark led the Eagles with three goals, including the game-winner with just 54 seconds left to play in the match. Fellow seniors Haley Ring and Kathryn Manderino netted two each while Chelsea Harrod and Maria Quiroz put in one apiece to get the win. The Lady Eagles took advantage of man-up situations, netting two goals with a man advantage, while Chante' Lundskog made eight saves to secure the victory.

The second match of the Invite also resulted in a win for the Eagles as they defeated DIII #6 ranked Whittier College 11-6. Clark again led for the Eagles in the match with four goals, While Manderino netted three and Quiroz put in two. Allie Flath and Hannah Bennett each put in one as well, as the Eagles led all the way through by as many as eight. Lundskog made another eight saves in goal to give the Eagles their third straight win.

On Mar. 19 the Eagles travelled to CS Northridge and played two matches.

The Eagles dropped the first to Marist University, falling by a score of 6-8. Clark led with three goals, while Manderino, Quiroz and Haley Ring put in one each. Goalie Chante' Lundskog made 14 saves to give the Eagles chances in the match.

The second match against host CS Northridge was also a loss for the Eagles, who fell by a score of 10-14. Clark put in seven, Manderino netted two and Quiroz scored one. Lundskog made six saves in the loss.

The Eagles move to 16-14 on the year and will travel to Santa Clara on Mar. 29 with an eye to avenge their loss earlier in the season.


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