waterpolo-women-nc flag

Arizona State Athletics | March 16, 2014

Kerth scores career-high five goals to lead No. 5 Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Fifth-ranked Arizona State finished the 2014 ASU Invitational with a dominating 20-1 effort against Whittier on Sunday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

Abbey Kerth had an exceptional game yet again for the Sun Devils (13-6, 1-2 MPSF), scoring a career-high five goals in the contest – beating the record of four she set against Marist earlier in the weekend.

Alkistis Benekou added four goals in the game while Petra Pardi had her third consecutive game with three or more goals, scoring a hat trick in the contest.

The Sun Devils blitzed the Poets right out of the gates, scoring a goal per minute in the first quarter to jump to a dominating 8-0 lead.

Whittier would get on the board with its first goal of the game with 6:53 left in the second quarter but that would be that last time the opponent would find the back of the net. The Sun Devils closed the game on an 11-0 scoring run following the Whittier goal.

The 19-goal margin of victory marked the second largest in ASU water polo history and the 20 goals scored was tied for the fifth most in a single game in program history.

Annie Kertes and Kate Enoka both added two goals for the Sun Devils in the game while Liz Kreek, Stephanie Contreras, Ao Gao and Taylor Johnson all also found the back of the net. Izabella Chiappini and Daisy Carter both didn’t log a goal but tied for the team high with three assists each in the contest.

Ianeta Hutchinson played the first three quarters for the Sun Devils, logging seven saves and one goal allowed in the time. E.B. Keeve entered the game in the fourth quarter and added four saves.

Over the course of the three-day tournament, ASU outscored its opponents by a whopping 64-5 advantage, averaging 16 goals per game.

5 early season NCAA wrestling duals to watch — and why

Here are the 5 five of the biggest fall-semester college wrestling matchups that you won't want to miss in the early part of the 2019-20 season.
READ MORE

College football Week 8 preview: Top games, what to watch, rankings

It's Week 8 of the college football season as we get closer to the first CFP rankings. Here's a preview of the top games, what to watch and the Top 25 rankings.
READ MORE

These are 5 college wrestling storylines that have our attention right now

The 2019-20 college wrestling season begins Nov. 1 and there many hot storylines to follow. We've narrowed them down to these five, including a potential rival to Penn State for the NCAA national championship.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners