Seattle, WA -- The #10 University of Washington Women's Water Polo Club A team went 4-0 this past weekend and the B team went 2-2 while competing at the Willamalane Aquatic Center in Springfield, Ore. to post a combined 6-2 mark. Therefor the Huskies A team have once again secured the No. 1 seed for the Northwest Division Championship while the B team has secured the No. 5 seed, the highest seed since the B team was first created 4 years ago.
The Huskies A team which hasn't lost in the division since January of 2016, outscored their opponents this weekend 57-13, including a 13-7 win over their rival, the University of Oregon A.
The offense over the weekend was spread out amongst the team with every player scoring and once again led by captains, Karli Stone (#4, Tacoma, WA) and Mary Elizabeth Ward (#6, San Rafael, CA) with 15 and 12 goals respectively along with a combined 15 assists. In addition both players led the team in steals with 9 and 8 to aide first year goalie, Shelby Smith (#1, San Diego, CA) who had 27 saves for the weekend.
Frances Dizard (#3, Seattle, WA), Kellie MacPhee (#2, Encinitas, CA), and Anastasia Bondarenko (#10, Bellevue, WA) were all heavy contributors and scored, 8, 7, and 6 goals respectively along with Dizard contributing an additional 10 assists, to earn Northwest Division Player of the Week honors.
The A team set the tone for the weekend, with a 17-2 drumming of Portland State in their first match. Almost every player scored in the game while Stone and Ward both led with 5 and 6 goals, along with 6 and 4 steals, to earn co-players of the game.
The Huskies would go on to beat their rival, University of Oregon A, 13-7, and extend the win streak to 6 straight games since 2016 over the Ducks. Once again Ward and Stone led with 4 goals, along with an additional 3 goals on 4 shots from Dizard.
Next up, was a rematch with Western Washington, which the Huskies dispatched 18-3 and saw multi-goal efforts from MacPhee, Diza