Water polo closes ASU invite with win

<p><a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-wpolo/stats/020410aaa.html">Click here for the ASU Invitational page</a></p><separator></separator><p>The seventh-ranked women's water polo team defeated Santa Clara 11-4 March 28 in their fourth and final game of the ASU Invitational at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe. The Sun Devils (15-9, 0-4) were led by juniors <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/smith_lynlee00.html">Lynlee Smith</a> and <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/unbehaun_nikki00.html">Nikki Unbehaun</a>, who each recorded a hat trick in the win.</p><separator></separator><p>ASU gave up a quick goal to the Broncos in the beginning of the match, but junior attacker <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/harris_sarah00.html">Sarah Harris</a> answered less than two minutes later with the first of her two goals. Senior attacker <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/miles_bonnie00.html">Bonnie Miles</a> added a goal in the final 30 seconds of the opening quarter to give the Sun Devils a 2-1 lead.</p><separator></separator><p>Unbehaun and sophomore attacker <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/carter_annabelle00.html">Annabelle Carter</a> each found the back of the net in the second quarter to push ASU's advantage to two at intermission.</p><separator></separator><p>Four different ASU players recorded a goal in the third frame, including freshman center <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/haas_shannon00.html">Shannon Haas</a>, who scored at least once in all four games of the invitational and finished the weekend with eight goals. Smith scored a pair in the final period and Unbehaun added another to close out the Sun Devils' fifteenth win of the season.</p><separator></separator><p>Freshman goalie <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/young_amanda00.html">Amanda Young</a> made her fourth start of the weekend and finished with two saves in two quarters of play, while sophomore <a href="/sports/w-wpolo/mtt/harvey_dana00.html">Dana Harvey</a> collected six saves in the second half.</p><separator></separator><p><!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE -->The Sun Devils play their fifth MSPF Conference game April 3 at 12:00 p.m. (PST) against No. 3 California at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p>#7 Arizona State vs. Santa Clara<br />Tempe, Ariz.<br />ASU - 2 - 2 - 4 - 3 = 11<br />Santa Clara- 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 4</p><separator></separator><p>ASU Goals - Smith 3, Unbehaun 3, Harris 2, Carter, Haas, Miles<br />ASU Saves - Harvey 6, Young 2</p>