Santa Barbara, Ca. – Mark down a successful opening to the 2012 season for Cal State Northridge water polo.
The Matadors, ranked 19th in the pre-season, opened the year with a convincing 10-4 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday morning in the opening round at the UC Santa Barbara Invitational.
Jenny Jamison and Leah Janke tallied three goals apiece. In all, six different CSUN players collected at least one goal.
After holding a 2-0 lead after one goal thanks to goals by Janke at 6:47 and Jamison at 4:47, Cal State Northridge exploded for five goals in the second period to take a 7-2 halftime lead.
Cal State Northridge outscored the Roadrunners, 3-2 in the second half, to take the final 10-4 advantage.
Cal State Northridge continues tournament play at 3:35 p.m. today against #17 UC Santa Barbara.
On Sunday, the Matadors face tenth-ranked Indiana at 11:15 a.m. and sixth-ranked UC Irvine at 3:36 p.m.
Cal State Northridge (1-0) 2-5-0-3=10
Cal State Bakersfield (0-1) 0-2-2-0=4
CSUB Scorers: Jessica Browning 2, Shannon McKenzie 1, Paige Tsuruda 1
Goalie Saves: NA