Women's Water Polo Rallies Past Pacific
March 28, 1998
STOCKTON, Calif. - Molly Smith scored each of her team-high three goals in the first quarter to give Pacific a 3-2 lead after one quarter of play, but USC fought back to defeat the Tigers, 12-5, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo contest Saturday afternoon at Chris Kjeldsen Pool.
Pacific's first-quarter lead quickly evaporated as USC scored three unanswered goals early in the second quarter to take a 5-3 lead. The Trojans outscored the Tigers 10-2 over the final three quarters of play.
Nicole Martin scored three goals to pace the USC offensive attack. Selah Mapes and Kellie Clarke added two goals apiece for the Trojans, and Maggi Phillips and Ericka Richards tallied a goal apiece for Pacific.
USC 12, Pacific 5
USC 2 4 3 3 - 12 UOP 3 1 1 0 - 5
USC: Nicole Martin 3, Selah Mapes 2, Kellie Clarke 2, Jennifer Durley, Juli Castle, Kimberly Comacho, Briggite Steinmetz, Kim Neale-May.
UOP: Molly Smith 3, Maggie Phillips, Ericka Richards.
Goalie Saves: USC 7 (Bernice Owrig 6, Whitney Allen 1 - fourth quarter). UOP 7 (Margaret Wynstra 7).