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Water polo defeated by Hawai'i

March 12, 2009

The No. 6 Arizona State University water polo team lost 11-5 to No. 4 Hawai'i on Wednesday in the first of a three-game road trip this week. The Sun Devils fall to 9-8, 0-3 MPSF, on the season with the loss.

Sophomore Lynlee Smith led the Sun Devil offense with two goals, while senior Addison McGrath, junior Kelly Phelps and sophomore Nikki Unbehaun all had one goal each. Freshman goalie Dana Harvey had seven saves.

For the third straight game, ASU fell behind early and was unable to come back. The Rainbow Wahine took a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and maintained that three-goal advantage into halftime. They then outscored the Sun Devils 6-3 in the second half to go on to the 11-5 win.

The Sun Devils return to the pool on Friday, when they face the top-ranked team in Division III, the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, at 3 p.m. PT in Pomona, Calif. The Devils will then finish their road swing for the week at No. 2 USC on Saturday.

No. 6 Arizona State vs. No. 4 Hawai'i
At Honolulu, Hawai'i - March 11
ASU 1-1-1-2=5
UH 4-1-3-3=11

ASU Goals - Smith 2, McGrath, Phelps, Unbehaun
UH Goals - Eggens 3, Mason 3, Van Der Molen 2, Van Raalte 2, Hanson-Swaner