WOMEN’S WATER POLO
UC Irvine 8, Long Beach State 7 (OT)
DAVIS – Senior Kelsey Thornton scored the game-winner in sudden-death overtime to give the top-seeded, No. 6-ranked Anteaters their sixth Big West Conference Tournament title on Sunday at UC Davis.
Junior Mary Brooks led UCI (23-6) with four goals and had 10 goals in two games to earn tournament MVP honors.
Annika Nelson matched her career high with 15 saves, while Cambria Shockley had one goal and four steals to help UCI extend its winning streak to 14.
Thornton had two goals, two steals and one assist.
UCI is the No. 4 seed in the NCAA championship, May 12-14, in...