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Women's Water Polo - Sun, Apr. 30, 2017

GCC UPDATE LINKS: Box Score • 2017 GCC Championships • 2017 Tournament Bracket • 2017 GCC ON THE FOSH

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Fourth-seed Azusa Pacific jumped out a 3-0 lead over third-seeded LMU in the first three minutes of the third place game of the 2017 Golden Coast Conference Women's Championships at Sullivan Aquatic Center on Saturday.

The Lions' defense then woke-up and allowed just one goal the next 28 minutes of the game to claim a 12-4 win and third place in the 2017 tournament. Sophomore Sky Flores (SO/Commerce, CA) had eight saves and a steal while Caitlin Schafer (SR/Hollister, CA) led the Lions with nine points, scoring five goals with four assists and three steals.

Down 3-0, the Lions went on an eight-goal run capped by senior Kiana Etrata (SR/Orange, CA)'s goal with 3:22 left in the thrid quarter that gave the Lions an 8-3 lead. They would never look back from there.

Mar Pastor Alvarez (SO/Barcelona, Spain) had two goals to lead Azusa Pacific (14-15), whose fourth place finish is the best in school history. Hana Vilanova (SO/Barcelona, Spain) added three goals and three steals for the Lions (15-15).

All links from the 2017 GCC Women's Championships can be found at TOURNAMENT CENTRAL on GCCWaterPolo.com.