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Water Polo Season Ends, Goalie Hogue Breaks 500-Save Career Mark
The Pasadena City College women's water polo team closed out the 2010 season by going 1-2 in three matches at the South Coast Conference Tournament Nov. 5-6 at Cerritos College.
The Lancers finish the year at 7-21 overall and 3-7 in SCC play. Pasadena settled for sixth place in the highly-competitive SCC, coming up on the short end to Mt. San Antonio, 7-5, in the tournament's fifth-place match.
In the season-closing loss, sophomores Brianna Estrada and Nicole Young scored a goal and an assist and letterman goalie Hannah Hogue closed her Lancers' career with eight saves. The school's record holder for most saves in a game, season and career, Hogue finished her two seasons at PCC totaling 526 saves.
PCC advanced in the double-elimination tourney by stinging El Camino, 11-4, as Young set a new Lancers record for most assists in a game with six (several players held the old mark of five). Young was a part of eight goals overall, tallying two shot attempts. Freshman Fernanda Camacho scored a game-high four goals while Estrada and sophomore Darly Htike each netted two goals. Sophomore Anneke Forrest added three assists and three steals. Hogue was busy, making 15 saves.
The Lancers opened the tourney with a 13-2 loss to Cerritos. Hogue made 11 saves and captured five steals.
For the season, Forrest led the team in scoring with 29 goals, followed by Camacho with 26 and Htike with 23. Young was the team's top playmaker with 24 assists (and 20 goals). Hogue led the team in steals with 62 and saves with 249.
The team's sixth-place finish in conference was the lowest for the program since 2004. Long Beach City College won the SCC title and is one of three teams from the conference ranked in the state's Top 5.
PCC Head Coach Terry Stoddard, the school's men's and women's swimming and diving coach, completed his 12th season in charge of the program.
[Photo--Nicole Young, from San Marino High, closed out her PCC career on a high note by passing out a school-record six assists, including this pass during the team's 11-4 victory over El Camino College Nov. 6 at Cerritos College, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 11/10/10