March 12, 2011
By Brian O’Neill
Athletic Media Relations
CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Rams had quite an impressive performance this weekend and showed why they have been receiving votes for the national rankings. Friday’s games included wins of 16-4 over La Verne, and 15-8 against Pomona-Pitzer. And Saturday they defeated Cal Lutheran, 11-8, before finally losing a close game to No. 9 Arizona State, 10-8.
The Rams (6-9, 0-1 Western Water Polo Association) were already receiving votes for the national rankings as they earned two votes for each of the past two weeks. They should continue to earn votes after an impressive weekend and maybe even make their way into the top-20. Last week, the 20th-ranked team, Pacific, was receiving just two more votes than the Rams, earning four.
“I am very proud of the girls for their performance this weekend, said coach Mike Moody. “They did amazing, and not just one player, the entire team.”
There was outstanding play by a number of the Rams over the course of the weekend, both on defense and offense. They did a great job of controlling the tempo of the game and their endurance really showed.
“Our counter-attack and speed in transition was great,” said Moody. “We are where we need to be at during this point of the season.”
Moody could not emphasize enough how proud he was of his team and how much respect he had for Arizona State.
“Our girls did an outstanding job and I’m very proud” said Moody. “And our hats go off to ASU and their program. We really hold them at a high standard.”
The game against Arizona State marked the Rams’ sixth match against a top-10 opponent so far this season. And once again they played a great game against a tough team, only to slip away late in the competition.
“We were toe-to-toe all the way until the fourth quarter,” said Moody. “But some key turnovers led to a few goals right there at the end.”
The weekend was another successful weekend for CSU and now it will look ahead to next weekend when it jumps into conference play. The team will be staying and training in California this week before it competes in the Loyola Marymount Tournament next weekend.
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