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Women's Water Polo Can't Hold On In 8-5 OT Loss At Mt. SAC

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Leading 4-3 late in its South Coast Conference match Wednesday at Mt. San Antonio College, the Pasadena City College women's water polo team hoped to make a splash in the middle of the SCC standings with a victory over the Mounties. Instead, the Lancers gave up the tying goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and surrendered three more tallies in overtime to lose, 8-5.

Trailing 3-2 after three quarters, PCC rallied on the second goal of the game by Nicole Young and took a 4-3 lead on Brianna Estrada's score with 3:40 remaining in the fourth quarter. Despite losing one of its top defenders Anneke Forrest, who fouled out with two minutes left, the Lancers held tough and ran down the shot clock before taking an attempt with 17 seconds left.

PCC's Darly Htike's shot hit the crossbar and Mt. SAC called timeout. On a set play, Samantha DeLaCerda fired a long shot after receiving an inbounds pass from the Mounties' goalie and it went in for the tying goal.

Pasadena's other goals were by Forrest and Fernanda Camacho, who picked up her team-leading 15th goal in the non-sudden death overtime period. Goalie Hannah Hogue made eight saves and a team-best three steals. 

Both the Lancers and Mt. SAC have identical 4-7 overall and 1-2 in SCC records. It was the second time that PCC lost to Mt. SAC this season.

On Wednesday, October 6, Pasadena returns to the pool with a 3 p.m. conference match against LA Trade Tech at the Aquatic Center.

[Photo--Hannah Hogue makes the save during PCC's 8-5 overtime loss at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut Wednesday, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 09/30/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu