No. 1 USC Sets New National Record With 47th Consecutive Victory|
March 16, 2017
HONOLULU, HAWAI'I -- The top-ranked USC women's water polo team has set a new national women's record in collecting its 47th consecutive victory today with a 15-2 win over No. 15 Indiana in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Head coach Jovan Vavic's Trojans had tied the nation's best women's win streak in opening MPSF play with a victory on March 4. Today in a neutral nonconference clash against the Hoosiers, USC manufactured a 12-goal scoring surge to string up yet another Trojan victory and improve to 20-0 overall in 2017.
A quick 2-0 lead was built by the Trojans on goals from Avery Peterson and Ioanna Haralabidis before the Hoosiers broke through with a score. That prompted a powerful response from USC, which fired off a 12-goal surge to get safely clear of Indiana. Senior Nikki Stansfield issued a hat trick in the second quarter to help build an 11-1 halftime lead for the Trojans, who ballooned that lead out to 14-1 by the end of the third.
Goalies Amanda Longan and Victória Chamorro split time in the cage for this one, backing up a powerful defensive stand for the Trojans that was paired with a balanced offensive effort. Nikki Stansfield led the way on the scoring front with her hat trick, while eight more Trojans got in on the scoring effort in the record-breaking victory for the Women of Troy.
USC now turns to face host Hawai'i in the finale to the Trojans' Spring Break training trip in Honolulu. USC takes on the No. 8 Rainbow Wahine at 9 p.m. PT tomorrow (March 17) in Honolulu.
#1 USC 15, #15 Indiana 2