RIVERSIDE -- The Orange Coast College women's water polo team played a tough match against a tough opponent and pulled out an impressive 7-6 Orange Empire Conference win over host Riverside City College on Wednesday afternoon.
The Pirates (17-3 overall, 4-0 in conference) trailed 5-4 late in the third quarter before back-to-back goals by Shawna Kedzie and a tally by Bailey Lloyd put Coast up, 7-5 with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Riverside (14-2, 3-1) got to within a goal at 7-6 with 4:45 left in the contest, but from there, the Pirates swarmed the hosts with tremendous defense and strong goaltending by Avery Goodall to preserve the win against one of the top teams in Southern California.
Lloyd finished with four goals for the Pirates, while Madison Weber also tossed in a goal as well.
With the win, OCC is now the lone unbeaten team in the OEC, with Riverside and Golden West a game behind the Pirates. OCC will return to action on Wednesday at Cypress College, beginning at 3 p.m.