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No. 10 Women’s Water Polo to Wrap Up California Trip at LMU Zumo Invite

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 03/20/2014
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No. 10 Princeton (17-1) at LMU Zumo Invite
Game Info: Friday, Mar. 21 - Saturday, Mar. 22
Location: Loyola Marymount • Los Angeles, Calif.
Live Media:
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Game One: Friday, Mar. 21 • 2:45 p.m. ET
Game Two: Friday, Mar. 21 • 7:45 p.m. ET
No. 8 Loyola Marymount
Game Three: Saturday, Mar. 22 • 11 a.m. ET
Sonoma State
Game Four: Saturday, Mar. 22 • 5:15 p.m. ET
Cal State San Bernardino

The 10th-ranked Princeton women’s water polo team will conclude its Southern California road trip with a final non-conference tournament at the LMU Zumo Invite from Mar. 21-22 hosted at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

Last Time Out:
• The Tigers (17-1) are coming off a 3-1 outing at the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State last weekend.
• After beating then-No. 13 UC San Diego in triple overtime, 14-13, Princeton was unable to contain a late rally and suffered its first loss of the year, 10-6, to then-No. 10 San Jose State to open the tournament on Mar. 15.
• The Tigers bounced back the next day with wins over Cal Lutheran, 16-3, and then-No. 19 San Diego State, 7-4.

On Deck: Princeton will close out the regular season with its five-game conference slate, beginning in Erie, Pa. to face Mercyhurst and Bucknell on Saturday, Mar. 29.

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Rigler Named Player of the Week:
Senior Katie Rigler was named Southern Division Player of the Week for the second time this season.
• She is coming off an 11-goal, three-steal and two-assist performance at the Aztec Invitational last weekend.
• The senior had a pair of four-goal outings versus then-No. 13 UC San Diego and Cal Lutheran, and added a hat trick versus then-No. 10 San Jose State. She displayed her veteran leadership versus the 13th-ranked Tritons, scoring the game-winner in triple overtime.

Johnson Tabbed Defensive Player of the Week:
• The mainstay of the Tiger backline, Ashleigh Johnson earned her fifth Defensive Player of the Week award of the year and the ninth of her career, bringing her career divisional weekly accolade total to 11.
• The goalie picks up the honor after amassing 51 saves, 10 steals and three assists over 15 quarters of work. She has made 10 saves or more in 12 games this year, including a 15-save outing versus UCSD in the longest game of her career.

Triple Overtime History:
• Princeton improved to 2-0 all-time in triple overtime games following its win over UC San Diego.
• The Tigers’ first sudden death overtime game was a 10-9 win over Maryland in the ECAC Championships on Apr. 11, 1999.

Leaders of the Pack: Seniors Molly McBee and Katie Rigler will serve as co-captains in 2014.

Trending Now: Princeton is outscoring opponents 201-120 on the year.

Win Streak History: Princeton opened the year riding a 15-game winning streak, ranking fourth-longest in program history.

Scouting Pomona-Pitzer:
• Pomona-Pitzer is coming off an 11-7 loss on Mar. 19 to Harvard, snapping its four-game winning streak.
• The Sagehens (13-8, 1-0 SCIAC) are led by Alyssa Woodward and Sarah Westcott, who have 55 and 38 goals, respectively.
• Goalie Ahsha Earwood has played in 21 games and has 172 saves on the year.

All-Time versus Pomona-Pitzer: Princeton owns the all-time series versus Pomona-Pitzer 2-0.

Scouting No. 8 Loyola Marymount:
• No. 8 Loyola Marymount enters its tournament following a 9-5 loss to No. 4 Cal on Mar. 16. Prior to the loss the Lions had won four straight.
• LMU is paced by Alexandra Honny’s team-leading 37 goals and 36 steals.
• Goalie Claire Wright (13-7) has 146 saves and 128 goals against in 15 games played. 

All-Time versus Loyola Marymount: Loyola Marymount owns the all-time series, 10-1, versus Princeton. 

Scouting Sonoma State:
• Sonoma State heads to Los Angeles riding a 4-12, 2-2 WWPA record.
• The Seawolves are coming off wins over Mercyhurst and Cal State Bernardino.
• Kim Covert has started 12 games in goal for Sonoma State, tallying 64 saves and 141 goals against.
• The Seawolve offense is led by Noelle Herrera and Alexa May who both have 16 goals on the year, while Brittny Hummel has 17 steals and 12 assists for team highs.

All-Time versus Sonoma State: Princeton owns the all-time series versus Sonoma State 4-0. 

Scouting Cal State Bernardino:
• Cal State Bernardino (2-13, 0-5 WWPA) snapped its five-game losing skid with a midweek 15-6 win over Macalester College on Mar. 19.
• The Coyotes are set to face Brown, Pomona and Whittier before facing the Tigers.

All-Time versus Cal State San Bernardino: Princeton owns the all-time series versus Cal State San Bernardino 2-0.







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