CSU scored 19 times in Saturday's exhibition win over the Colorado Club All-Stars.
Feb. 23, 2013
THORNTON, Colo.—Taking advantage of a gap in its schedule, the Colorado State water polo team played an exhibition contest Saturday afternoon, defeating the Colorado Club All-Stars, 19-0. The game, played at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, featured the top club players from Air Force, the University of Colorado and the University of Denver.
“It was good for us to stay in game mode, and to work on small details and get a lot of playing time,” associated head coach Mike Moody said. “All in all, it was a great day at the pool.”
Freshman Ariel Arcidiacono scored just 24 seconds in to the contest to put the Rams on top, 1-0. Three of CSU’s first goals came from Arcidiacono, who finished the day with a team-high five. In addition to the freshman, six other Rams scored in the first half, giving CSU a 10-0 lead entering the intermission.
At that point, Moody put in several reserves.
“I saw some good things from some players I haven’t seen play much, which is important,” Moody said.
Perhaps the most surprising involved goalie Michelle Slagle. After posting five saves in the first half, she was replaced by senior Melissa Fisher, who had seven stops of her own. Moody then put Slagle on offense for several rotations, with the junior scoring two times.
“It’s always been a joke on the team, because I have a strong arm,” Slagle said on playing offense. “I didn’t play offense in high school, but I always wanted to. It was a lot of fun.”
Had the game been a regulation contest, it would have marked the most goals ever scored, and the program’s first shutout. Ten different players scored for CSU.
The exhibition game featuring the club All-Stars began in 2012—an 18-2 CSU victory—and gives the state of Colorado a greater chance to experience the sport of water polo.
“It was a good day for the state of Colorado,” Moody said. “There’s more interest now than there was last year, and the sport is growing in the state of Colorado. Special thanks to those club teams for playing us.”
The Rams (2-6) return to action this coming weekend (March 2-3) for four games in the Aggie Shootout, in Davis, Calif.
Colorado State 19, Colorado Club All-Stars 0
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CSU goals: Arcidiacono, 5; Summers, 3; Richardson, 2; Slagle, 2; Stone, 2; Barott; Carrigan; Glennon; Schaefer; Weed
CSU saves: Fisher, 7; Slagle, 5
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