April 10, 1998
STOCKTON, Calif. - The 2nd-ranked Stanford women's water polo team opened the 1998 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, hosted by the University of the Pacific, in impressive fashion, defeating No. 20 Long Beach State 19-0 in the opening game before closing the day with a 15-4 rout of fourth-ranked Hawai`i. With the pair of victories, the Cardinal improved to 20-3 on the season.
Stanford used scoring from 10 different players - six posting multiple-goal games - in the 19-0 win over Long Beach State. Sophomore Ellen Estes (Novato, CA/Novato HS), junior Lindsay Welsh and freshman Hilary Gallogly led the way with three goals apiece. Stanford put the game away early, building a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. Estes' three goals upped her season total to 66, establishing a new single-season Cardinal scoring record. She broke the former mark of 63 goals, set by teammate Suze Gardner last season.
In the second meeting between the two teams in less than a week, Stanford handed No. 4 Hawai`i a suprisingly easy 15-4 loss. The Cardinal needed overtime to defeat the Wahine on April 5 in the championship game of the Aloha Classic. Stanford again asserted itself early, jumping out to a 5-0 lead by the end of the opening stanza. Estes led the Cardinal attack with four goals.
Stanford will return to action tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. when it takes on seventh-ranked USC. The Cardinal will then close the round-robin pool play against third-ranked California at 7:15 p.m.
1 2 3 4 T
Stanford (19-3) 7 4 5 3 19
LBSU (3-18) 0 0 0 0 0
Stanford: Estes 3, Welsh 3, Gallogly 3, Tam 2, Bell 2, Riddell 2,
Shouey, Keszler, Baker, Best
Long Beach State: None
Saves: Stanford 6 (Henry 5, Crary 1), LBSU 6 (Nuttall 6)
1 2 3 4 T
Stanford (20-3) 5 2 4 4 15
Hawai`i (22-6) 0 1 3 0 4
Stanford: Estes 4, Bell 2, Shouey 2, Gardner 2, Koblik 2, Keszler,
Hawai`i: Arpin 2, Jones, Wong
Saves: Stanford 6 (Crary 6), Hawai`i 2 (Fraser 2)