Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - February 22, 2013

Sports Shorts

SKI HONOR . . .

On the strength of seven wins in eight races, University of Colorado senior Joanne Reid from Gunn High was named the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Women's Nordic MVP last week. The award is based on a combination of all NCAA qualification points earned throughout the season in both classical and freestyle races. With the seven wins and one second-place showing, Reid earned a combined 399 out of a possible 400 points. Reid earned RMISA Skier of the Week honors that first week and then went on a tear and won six straight races, the third-longest streak for a CU skier since skiing went co-ed in 1983. With four races left in the postseason, her seven wins ranks tied for third at CU in that same time frame. While at Gunn, Reid was a standout runner on the cross-country and track teams

IN THE POOL . . . Santa Clara University's women's water polo team rallied from a three-goal deficit to win on the road at Cal State East Bay, 9-8, in a key Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) matchup for both schools on Sunday. A counter-attack goal by Jenny Anderson from Gunn High with 42 seconds left was the difference. Santa Clara (4-8; 2-2 WWPA), which will host the 2013 WWPA Championships this spring, had played seven ranked opponents through 11 games prior to facing Cal State East Bay (2-7; 1-2 WWPA). Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Clements from Sacred Heart Prep) was terrific, blocking a season-high 11 shots. For her effort, Clements was named KAP7 WWPA Women's Player of the Week. Jenny Anderson's younger sister, Elizabeth, scored twice and had three assists to help facilitate the comeback.

OAKS PERFECT . . . Following the Cal Pac-clinching win on Thursday night, the Menlo College women's basketball team (10-0, 24-3) had one final goal on its mind — going a perfect 10-0 in conference play by defeating Simpson (12-17, 7-3) on Saturday. The Oaks did just that as they decisively defeated Simpson, 60-38, for their 11th straight win and 10th consecutive conference win. Jolise Limcaco had one of her best offensive performances of the year in the win. Limcaco led all scorers with 20 points and also added four assists. Four players scored in double digits in the win, including Lauren Adamek with 17, Vanessa D'Amico with 10, and Sasha Brown with 10. Menlo now has the No. 1 seed for this week's conference tournament.

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