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Hogue Sets PCC Record For Saves As Women's Water Polo Begins '09 Schedule
The Pasadena City College women's water polo team may not have come out of the first day of the 2009 season with a a victory, but the Lancers discovered what kind of quality goaltender they have in freshman Hannah Hogue. The Temple City High grad's first collegiate start turned into a record-setting performance Friday as she made a new PCC single-game mark of 21 saves in a 10-4 loss v. Palomar at the Saddleback TournamentHogue's backstops eclipsed the record of 17 set by Gassia Krikorian against LA Trade Tech in a 2006 match. Hogue comes to PCC after being the Co-MVP of the Rio Hondo League and a Pasadena Star News All-Area First Team selection at Temple City. She is the daughter of PCC mathematics instructor Charles Hogue.
Against Palomar, Pasadena's trio of sophomore team captains accounted for the Lancers offense against Palomar as Shannon Adams scored twice while Jade Wilia and Merry Sanders each had a goal.
Hogue's day didn't stop there as she again was brilliant with 17 saves in the Lancers' 7-5 loss to Ventura later on Friday. Wilia scored a pair of goals with Adams and newcomers Nicole Young (San Marino High) and Anneke Forrest (Temple City) hitting the back of the net once each.
"We came out slow v. Palomar, but we only allowed 13 goals over the last seven quarters of play on the day. If we can keep the other teams from generating offense, we're going to be battling in every match," PCC Head Coach Terry Stoddard said as he begins his 11th season in charge of the program.
Stoddard returns Wilia, who was an All-South Coast Conference Second Team utility player from last season. He was glad to name Wilia, Sanders and Adams as the team captains.
"We list all three players at utility, and really they are interchangeable. Each are strong at both sides of the pool," he said. "We hope to get leadership from them.
"We don't really have a go-to scorer this year, but we are trying a new approach. We want to be able to push the play on the offensive side and find the open player for shots. It could be anyone of our starters, and I think that's the unique part of it."
Matiana Coulson is the team's other returning sophomore. The rest of the freshmen class include goalie Megan Nelson (Pasadena HS), driver Darly Htike (Alhambra), and driver Meghan York (Crescenta Valley).
The Lancers face Southwestern today at 8 a.m. and then South Coast Conference rival Mt. San Antonio at 11:30 a.m. as the Saddleback Tournament concludes.
[Photo--Hannah Hogue goes up to to make one her 21 saves in a record shattering performance for Pasadena City College in a 10-4 loss Friday to Palomar at Saddleback College, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 09/12/09
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