Mesa Women's water polo wins Chaffey Tournament

Mesa Women's water polo wins Chaffey Tournament

The Mesa women's water polo team showed all doubters that they are for real this season as they went 4-0 to win the Chaffey Tournament. The highlight was a 6-5 win over 2014 state runner-up Riverside to open the tournament.

Madi Atkins had another outstanding game in the goal, recording 12 saves to go along with her 4 steals and one assist. Cassie Bernas scored 2 goals including what turned out to be the game winner with 5:29 remaining in the 4th quarter to break a 5-5 tie. Jaicey Tyler scored 2 goals and Analise Voytilla and Bailey Wickliffe added one goal each.

Mesa defeated Cypress 11-3 with Cassie Bernas leading the way with 3 goals and Lilli Lindgard, Jaicey Tyler and Bailey Wickliffe added 2 goals each. Analise Voytilla and Emily Helton each scored one goal. Madi Atkins recorded 13 saves.

Mesa beat Chaffey 12-4 on the second day. Bailey Wickliffe scored 4 to pace Mesa. Analise Voytilla scored 3 and Cassie Bernas 2, Krista DeCima and Jaicey Tyler each added one goal. Madi Atkins had 9 saves in 3 quarters while Lilli Lindgard finished the game with 2 saves.

Mesa beat Cerritos 12-6 to finish the tournament as the only unbeaten team. Bailey Wickliffe scored 7 goals to lead Mesa.  Lilli Lindgard had 2 goals while Kirsta DeCima, Cassie Bernas and Jaicey Tyler each had one goal. Madi Atkins had 7 saves in 3 quarters and Cassie Bernas closed out the fourth quarter in the goal and recorded 5 saves.

Mesa is now 7-0 overall and 3-0 in conference.