Women's Water Polo
    No. 6 USC Women's Water Polo Edges No. 8 UMass, 6-5

    March 16, 1998

    LOS ANGELES - Freshman 2-meter player Jennifer Durley scored three goals and junior goalie Bernice Orwig made 13 saves to lead the No. 6 USC women's water polo team to a 6-5 victory over No. 8 UMass on Monday night at the McDonald's Swim Stadium.

    The Women of Troy improved to 7-8 overall, while the Minutewomen fell to 7-1.

    Durley's second goal gave USC a 4-3 lead with 2:58 remaining in the third quarter, a lead that USC would not relinquish. Her third goal put USC ahead 6-4 with 1:43 to play in the game.

    The Minutewomen's Marcie Hupp scored her second goal to make it 6-5 with five seconds left, but USC ran out the clock to end the contest.

    USC next travels to the Pomona Tournament this weekend (March 20-22).

    UMass   1  1  1  2  --  5
    USC     2  1  1  2  --  6

    UMass Goals: Marcie Hupp 2, Andrea Vazquez 2, Claudia Clement 1.
    USC Goals: Jennifer Durley 3, Kimberly Comacho 1, Nicole Martin 1, Jennifer Simpson 1.
    Goalie Saves: Peggy Nieves (UMass) 3, Bernice Orwig (USC) 13.