Women’s Water Polo: Roadrunners edged 7-5 by Chaffey at home

Photo by Daryl Peterson
Photo by Daryl Peterson

WHITTIER – Freshmen Melissa Hernandez and Janness Bahn scored two goals each to lead Rio Hondo College in a narrow 7-5 South Coast Conference loss to visiting Chaffey College on Wednesday.

The Roadrunners are still in search of their first conference victory and dropped to 0-4 in SCC play. Rio Hondo is 1-13 overall.

Rio Hondo got off to a good start, as Hernandez tallied both her goals in the first quarter. The two teams were tied 2-2 after the first period but Chaffey went into halftime with a slim 4-3 lead it wouldn't give up.

The Panthers outscored Rio Hondo 3-2 over the third and fourth quarters to hang on for the win. Ariel Noriega added a goal for the Roadrunners late in the contest.

Despite the loss, goalie Valentina Orozco totaled 18 saves in a strong effort for Rio Hondo.

The Roadrunners return to the pool next Wednesday (Oct. 12) when they host Mt. San Antonio College in a 3 p.m. conference game.