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Camacho Sparks Water Polo's 9-8 Win At El Camino

Camacho Sparks Water Polo's 9-8 Win At El Camino image

The Pasadena City College women's water polo team and head coach Terry Stoddard were waiting for one of the team's freshmen to step up their play in the young 2010 season. On Wednesday, driver Fernanda Camacho became that player as she scored four goals and assisted on another to help the Lancers edge host El Camino College, 9-8, in a South Coast Conference match.

Camacho, from Monrovia High, scored several times from the perimeter as PCC would take an 8-5 lead and hold on for the one-goal triumph. Pasadena improved to 2-4 and evened its conference record at 1-1. El Camino is winless at 0-5 and 0-2.

Sophomores Darly Htike and Brianna Estrada added two goals each and letterman Nicole Young contributed a goal and two assists. Lancers second-year goalie Hannah Hogue made five saves as the PCC defense limited the Warriors to 19 shots on goal. PCC converted nine opportunities in 25 attempts. Sophomore Anneke Forrest tallied a team-high three steals while newcomer Cynthia Martinez (Roosevelt High) also played well defensively, according to Stoddard.

PCC rebounded from a tough 19-0 loss to perennial conference power Cerritos College played at the Aquatic Center Sept. 15.

The Lancers next travel to the Cabrillo Tournament in Aptos (Northern California) Friday-Saturday, Sept. 24-25.

[Photo--Fernanda Camacho (2) grabs the loose ball with teammates Anneke Forrest (3) and Nicole Young (4) looking on in PCC's 9-8 win at El Camino College in Torrance, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 09/22/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu