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Water Polo Goes 2-2 At Citrus Tournament

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The improving Pasadena City College women's water polo team won two of four games at the Citrus College Tournament Oct. 14-15. 

The Lancers (7-10 overall) defeated Santa Monica, 12-9, and downed host Citrus, 6-2. Those wins sandwiched losses to LA Valley, 15-6, and El Camino, 6-4.

In the SMC win, Taylor Guidera powered four goals and Paloma Barrera chipped in two goals and four assists. Shelby Gregg played the entire match at goalie, making 10 saves and four blocks came while PCC was shorthanded due to exclusions.

In the Citrus victory, Makenzie Blank added to her team-leading goal total this season with four scores and the duo of Gregg and Naoni Padilla combined for 16 saves in defending the PCC goal. Milene Minassians was strong on defense with three steals.

Blank now has 55 goals in 17 matches, already the most by a Lancer since Lybov Tchougounova scored a school-record 105 goals in the 2007 season. Gregg tops Pasadena in saves (117) and in steals (47). Barrera is the team's assists leader with 22.

The Lancers will try to even their South Coast Conference when they host Rio Hondo College Wednesday, Oct. 19 in a 3 p.m. match at the Aquatic Center. PCC is 2-3 in conference play.

[Photo--Freshman Makenzie Blank gets ready to fire a shot during the Citrus Tournament Saturday, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 10/18/11
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