Water poloThe Annapolis Women's 19-and-under water polo...


August 12, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Water polo

The Annapolis Women's 19-and-under water polo team clinched first place at the Junior Women's National Outdoor Water Polo Championship Tournament last week at Pomona College in Los Angeles, Calif.

After taking an early 8-4 lead, the Annapolis team found itself facing a strong comeback and threatened victory by the experienced Commerce team. But, with less than two minutes to play, Mandy McAloon of Millersville scored to tie it at 9-9 and Melissa White of Arnold landed the winning goal with 12 seconds remaining to give Annapolis a 10-9 victory.

White finished the game with a team-high four goals and Carrie Basye tallied two. McAloon, Catharine Von Schwarz, Serela Mansur and Maggie Phillips added a goal apiece for the victors.

In Tuesday's semifinal matchup, Annapolis defeated four-time defending Outdoor Junior champions Modesto, Calif., in overtime, 12-11.

White scored the winning goal and finished the game with three. Von Schwarz scored a team-high four goals and Phillips and Modesto contributed with three and two goals, respectively.

Early round action saw the undefeated Annapolis team upend El Cerrito, 17-1, Davis, 12-6, Radian, 25-2, and Mountain View, 25-1.

Annapolis' tournament victory marked the first time that a team has won both the Indoor and Outdoor Junior National Championships in a single year. Annapolis won the indoor title last May in Annapolis.

Selected to the All-America team were White, Von Schwarz, Basye, Phillips and Erin Golaboski. Von Schwarz was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.


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