Jan. 28, 2012
BERKELEY -In its tightest match of the season, the No. 2-ranked Cal women's water polo team was led by junior Breda Vosters' four goals, and a key goal by senior Elizabeth McLaren with 1:58 left in the contest, upending Loyola Marymount, 8-6, Saturday during the Cal Speedo Invitational at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
The Golden Bears improved to 7-0 on the season and will conclude the Cal Speedo Invitational with a 7:30 p.m. match Saturday versus Cal State Monterey Bay. On Friday, Cal had defeated Pomona, 21-4, and Cal Baptist, 14-6.
The Bears' match against LMU became close when the Lions' Whitney Delgado scored with 49 seconds left in the third period and then scored again with 3:12 left in the match to get her team within 7-6. But McLaren was able to make the clinching shot towards the end of the match. Junior Dana Ochsner was able to block a Lions' pass into two-meters, which set up a Bears' counter-attack and allowed McLaren to give Cal the two goal cushion.
The Bears are hosting the eight-team California Speedo Invitational, Jan. 27-28 at Spieker Aquatics Complex. There will be 11 matches during the Speedo Invitational with no tournament champion. Click here for the tournament schedule and results 2012 California Speedo Invitational
Loyola Marymount - 2 1 2 1 = 6
Cal - 1 3 3 1 = 8
Loyola Marymount Goal Scorers - Whitney Delgado 3, Morgan Bonk, Erin Manke, Kimberly Benedetti
Goalie Saves: - Elise Ponce 7 (Loyola Marymount);
Lindsay Dorst 7 (Cal)