CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College women’s water polo team finished in sixth place at the 2010 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament as Redlands defeated the Poets, 12-7, in the fifth place game on Sunday afternoon.
Whittier (14-18, 3-7 SCIAC) finished the regular season in sixth place and its 1-2 record at the conference championships keeps them in sixth.
Redlands led virtually the entire game and held a slim two-goal lead at the end of each the first and second quarters. The Bulldogs went up 3-1 at the end of one and led 5-3 at the intermission.
The Poets saw its deficit increase to three goals at the end of the three and a 3-1 fourth quarter in favor of Redlands led to the five-goal win for the Bulldogs.
Samantha McCord scored a team-high three goals while Xenia Castillo, Arianna Weisenburger, Katrina Thoreson and Veronica Becerra all had one goal. Castillo (5) and Weisenburger (4) combined to draw nine ejections and had two steals each.
Becerra added two steals on the defensive end of the pool and Sarah Peel made eight saves between the pipes.