No. 11 Sun Devils collect third win in a row, down No. 14 UCSD, 6-4
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Addison McGrath recorded her third multiple-goal game in a row and four others added single scores to lift the No. 11 Arizona State University water polo team to a 6-4 defeat of No. 14 UC San Diego in the Sun Devils' final game of the Michigan Invitational inside the Canham Natatorium Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The win, ASU's third in a row, raised the Sun Devils' record to 3-1 on the year while UCSD slipped to 0-4.
McGrath, who scored her 100th career goal in the first game of the day (12-3 win vs. Indiana) scored a pair of goals to lead the way while seniors Traci Aparicio and Katy Lawlor each scored once. Amanda Stepp and rookie Candice Phillippe also scored once each in the game.
Both teams scored twice in the opening quarter of play before the Sun Devils pulled ahead with a 2-0 performance in the second quarter to take a 4-2 lead at the break. From there, both teams each scored once in the third and fourth quarters to bring the final score to 6-4.
ASU will return to competition next Saturday with a trio of games at the Cal Baptist Invitational in Riverside, Calif. The Sun Devils open the day with an 8:30 a.m. contest against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, the third-ranked team in Division III. The Sun Devils will then take on the host Lancers at 12:30 p.m. before closing the day against Concordia (Calif.) at 2 p.m.
#11 Arizona State vs. #14 UC San Diego
at Michigan Invitational • January 27
AZSU - 2-2-1-1=6
UCSD - 2-0-1-1=4
ASU Goals - McGrath 2, Aparicio, Lawlor, Phillippe, Stepp
IND Goals - Gstettenbauer 3, Aguilar