Pioneers don't have answer for Scots

WATER POLO-Sandy suffers rare blowout loss

Tuesday served as a reminder of the target carried by the 2010 state champion Sandy Pioneers girl's water polo team.

Facing conference-foe, the David Douglas Scots, the undefeated Pioneers were debunked and demoralized, as the Scots cruised to an 18-4 victory. While backups did play for much of the 4th quarter, the Scots ended the game on an 11-1 run.

Alicia Hayes, the Pioneers strongest offensive weapon, was held to just three goals, as her shots were contested throughout the game.

Pioneers' goalie Jessica Laugavitz saved the first four shots that came her way-each from right in front of her-but the defense eventually wore down, leading to a dominating run by the Scots.

With five shot-clock violations in the first quarter, the tone was set for a fruitless game for the Pioneers' offense.

'We weren't moving for (shots),' head coach Kraig Lofstedt said. 'We were taking what they were giving us, and you can't play like that. You have to go out and work for your goals.'

Look for full coverage in the Sept. 28 edition of The Sandy Post.