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Water Polo Sweeps Day Two of ASU Tournament

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: March 15, 2014
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Marist water polo team dominated both of its games in the second day of the Arizona State University (ASU) Tournament. To start the day, the Red Foxes boasted a 10-4 victory over Occidental before claiming a 12-3 win over Whittier to cap off the day.

Game One

The Red Foxes claimed an early lead with goals by freshman Amanda Amorosa (Montreal, QC) and freshman Jocelyn McQuade (Vancouver, BC), and the team never looked back against the Tigers.

As sophomore Skyler Henry (San Diego, Calif.) allowed no goals in the second quarter, Marist tacked on two more goals to enter the third quarter with a three-goal lead. Four more Red Foxes notched a goal on the score board in the third quarter to spread the deficit to six for Occidental. Marist closed out the matchup with two more goals.

Junior Jessica Hamby (Sacramento, Calif.), junior Hannah Levien (Davis, Calif.), freshman Amanda Amorosa (Montreal, QC) and junior Anna-Lena Hathaway (South Pasadena, Calif.) each tallied two goals for Marist in the win. Also for the Red Foxes, junior Allison Hamby (Sacramento, Calif.) and McQuade added a goal each.

Leading Marist in assists, Allison Hamby posted three in the outing, while freshman Nastassia McGlothlin (Mission Viejo, Calif.) tallied four steals. In net for the Red Foxes, Henry posted six saves while adding one assist for the game.

Marist capitalized on three of their eight six-on-five opportunities, while the team defended all but one man-down situation.

Game Two

Rookie Amorosa dominated yet another game for the Red Foxes, as she notched three unanswered goals to start the matchup against Whittier. Amorosa would go on to tack on two more goals in the outing to lead Marist for the game.

The Poets brought the game within two in the second quarter before Marist added three goals in the third quarter and five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to close out the matchup.

Also leading Marist, Levien posted three goals in the outing, while Amorosa also compiled two assists and five steals. After only allowing three goals, Henry posted seven saves, three assists and one steal.

Marist will close out the ASU Tournament against Cal Bakersfield tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

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