2010 Beast of the East Tournament
Erie Times News Coverage

The team went 2 - 2 in the two day tournament. A tough loss to Wissahickon (14-16), and a convincing win over host Pottsville (11-9) on Friday evening, sent the team back on the road to the Flight Three championship games at Episcopal Academy. The Wissahickon game highlights included Christine Uht's 10 goals and 5 Kick-outs Drawn, and the combined efforts of Emily Rodriguez and Kate Cooney in goal. Outstanding defensive efforts by Kate Cooney in goal (5 saves and 5 steals) and Katie Batten with seven steals in the field led the team to the victory over Pottsville in the second game of the evening. Other stand-outs were Sarah Latzo (6 goals) and Christine Uht (4 goals, 1 assist, 2 KOD's). The championship round opening game versus Pennridge at Episcopal Academy on Saturday morning saw the team quickly fall behind 0-4 in the first quarter. The girls battled back, but fell just short losing 7-8 to Pennridge. Sarah Latzo scored five times and Katie Batten and Alison Cooney added one goal each. The fourth and final game of the tournament produced a 13-7 win over Mechanicsburg. Sarah Latzo scored nine times, Alison Cooney twice, and Christine Uht and Abby Quinn each added one tally. One assist each were recorded by Katie Batten, Christine Uht, and Alison Cooney. Abby Quinn won three sprints. Of historical note, the first game of this tournament saw Sarah Latzo tie the Villa single season goals scored record at 69, and then she made the record her own in the nightcap victory with a six goal barrage. Sarah added another fourteen goals in action on Saturday for a current Villa record total of 89 goals scored. Sarah eclipsed the old team record of 69 goals set in the 2002 season by Courtney Deimel. After graduating from Villa Maria in 2004, Courtney continued her water polo career at the University of Michigan, and was a founder of the Michigan women's club water polo team.