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Women's Water Polo


Redlands Sends Athenas To Third Place Game At SCIAC Championships

PASADENA, Calif. - In a tightly contested game, Redlands topped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team 10-9 on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the SCIAC Championships at Pasadena City College. With the loss, CMS plays Occidental on Sunday at 1 p.m. for third place. The last time CMS and Redlands faced off, CMS got the one-score win but on Saturday Redlands was able to pull out the win.

Jill Stein scored her last of four goals in the game at the 1:37 mark of the game to give Redlands the win. With 53 seconds left in the third quarter senior utility Jeanne Kelber tied the game at 6-6 for CMS (14-15). Redlands then scored three-straight goals over a three minute stretch to push its lead to 9-6, its largest of the game, with 6:15 to go in the fourth quarter.

CMS ran off three-straight goals of its own capped off by a score from freshman utility Rachel Burgess with 2:56 left in the game to even the score at 9-9. A minute and a half later Stein scored the game-winner for Redlands.

Burgess, junior driver Alex Toohey and sophomore utility Haley Conner each had two scores to lead CMS, while Stein had a game-high four scores for Redlands.