Explorers Take on Five Games on the West Coast

Women’s Water Polo March 3, 2022

CLAREMONT. Cali. – The La Salle women’s water polo team looks to take to momentum from its 1-1 weekend against Wagner and Iona into a trip out on the west coast this Thursday, Mar. 3 through Saturday, Mar. 5.

The Explorers will play one game on Thursday, Mar. 3 against the Chapman Panthers at 7 pm La Salle will then face both the Santa Clara Broncos and the Claremont MS Athenas on Friday, Mar. 4 at 12:30 pm and 6:45 pm, respectively. The squad will wrap up the trip against the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds and the Ottawa University Arizona Spirit on Saturday, Mar. 5 at 9 am and 2 pm, respectively. All times are pacific standard time.


  • La Salle enters the contest following a 14-11 victory over Iona last weekend. The win snapped a three-game drought for the Explorers. La Salle is 4-7 so far this season.
  • The Explorers are shooting 44.3% this season and are averaging 10.3 goals per game while holding its opponents to 9.5 goals per game.
  • The goalkeeping unit has made 95 saves this season averaging 8.6 saves per game while the defense as a whole is averaging 7.3 steals per game.
  • Kalista Hyham is an offensive threat for the Explorers with a team-high 37 points on 29 goals and eight assists.
  • Sarah DeFusco is the second leading goal scorer on the squad with 15 goals and 10 assists for 25 points.
  • Karle Linden has swiped the ball a team-high 14 times and leads La Salle in field blocks with five.
  • Emma Gurasich has recorded over 302 minutes in net this season. She has a 46.4 save percentage making a total of 78 saves in 11 games. The junior has also added 13 assists and nine steals this season.


  • The Panthers are coming into this weekend with a 4-4 record. After starting off their 4-0 season, they are looking to get back on track against La Salle this Thursday.


  • The Broncos are entering the weekend with a 2-9 record. Coming off a tough loss to Fresno State, Santa Clara is looking to rebound with leading scorer, Elle Fredrickson. Fredrickson has scored 11 goals on 24 attempts, both of which lead the team.


  • The Athenas stand at a 3-2 record and are riding a two-game winning streak. They recently came off a close win against Cal Lutheran, winning 8-7. Claremont MS has had a lot of goal scoreres this season including their leading scorer, Christina Kulick. Cooper Mckenna has tallied 10 points this season adding to the Athena’s’ three wins.


  • Fresno Pacific is sitting on a 2-11 record on the season. They are fresh off their second win beating Chapman 15-6. They are hoping to build on their last win over the next few days of play.


  • The Ottawa University at Arizona women’s water polo team is looking to add a win to their 5-11 record on the season. The Spirit have a handful of players who have scored double digit goals this season including leading scorer, Kylee Wesemann with 11 goals.

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