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October 28, 2009 > Lady Huskies polo back on track

Lady Huskies polo back on track

Submitted By Reese Spondon

Thursday, Oct. 22, found the Washington Huskies girls water polo on the road for another Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) match, facing the Irvington Vikings, coming after an easy win over the James Logan Colts the previous Tuesday.

Looking to return to their winning ways after a tough loss to the ultra hot Newark Cougars, the Huskies bounced back against the Vikings, outplaying them from the opening whistle, 15-4.

The Vikings are young, fast and aggressive so the Huskies knew that it would be a rough game. It didn't take Washington long to get on the scoreboard as junior Becca Belliveau fired the first goal of the game past the Vikings' keeper.

Huskies Kaley Marden was under double coverage pressure all night but also managed to drive in two goals of her own. The goals by the Washington Huskies came from all angles and from different players: Megan Ottoboni scored three; Ally Hokanson scored two; and sophomores Katelyn Clark and Shannon Grant got into the action and had one goal each. Becca Belliveau led all scorers with five goals on the night.

Huskies kept the Vikings from scoring by a revamped defense designed by rookie head coach Cameron Brahmst, who admits that the best Husky polo has yet to be played. Washington goalie Breana Meagher had seven big saves that kept her team in control all night and proving once again that she is one of the best the MVAL has to offer.

The Husky offense was running on all cylinders this night scoring 15 goals on 22 shots; the Vikings did not have a chance this evening but look ahead for some possible revenge at the MVAL tournament coming Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, at American High School.

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