Women's Water Polo
    Women's Water Polo Captures Fifth Place at MPSF Championships

    April 12, 1998

    STOCKTON, Calif. -- The USC women's water polo team took fifth place at the MPSF Championships with a 3-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday at the University of Pacific.

    Junior goalie Bernice Orwig was named to the All-Tournament first team, while sophomore 2-meter player Selah Mapes and freshman 2-meter player Jennifer Durley made the honorable mention team.

    In the fifth-place game, the Gauchos took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter and had a 2-1 lead entering the final period. But the Women of Troy tied it up, and junior driver Kellie Clarke scored the game-winner with 1:55 left. Orwig had 14 saves.

    USC is now 16-13 this season. The West Regionals are next, on April 24-26 at Stanford, where the Women of Troy will try to qualify for the National Championships, which USC will host on May 8-10.

    Following are summaries of USC's five tournament games:

    California 9, USC 6

    CAL 1-3-4-1--9 USC 1-0-1-4--6 USC Goals: Jennifer Durley 2, Brigitte Steinmetz 1, Selah Mapes 1, Nicole Martin 1, Jennifer Simpson 1. USC Saves: Bernice Orwig 8.

    USC 6, Hawaii 5

    UH 2-0-2-1--5 USC 2-0-2-2--6 USC Goals: Lana Kraus 2, Brigitte Steinmetz 2, Kellie Clarke 1, Nicole Martin 1. USC Saves: Bernice Orwig 13. Note: Martin scored with 1:40 left to upset the higher-seeded Rainbows.

    USC 8, Long Beach State 1

    USC 2-3-2-1--8 LBSU 0-1-0-0--1 USC Goals: Kimberly Comacho 2, Juli Castle 1, Jennifer Durley 1, Selah Mapes 1, Nicole Martin 1, Jennifer Simpson 1, Brigitte Steinmetz 1. USC Saves: Bernice Orwig 8.

    Stanford 8, USC 6

    SU 2-1-2-3--8 USC 3-1-2-0--6 USC Goals: Nicole Martin 2, Jennifer Durley 1, Selah Mapes 1, Jennifer Simpson 1, Brigitte Steinmetz 1. USC Saves: Bernice Orwig 7.

    USC 3, UC Santa Barbara 2

    USC 0-1-0-2--3 UCSB 0-2-0-0--2 USC Goals: Nicole Martin 1, Jennifer Durley 1, Kellie Clarke 1. USC Saves: Bernice Orwig 14.