Thousand Oaks, Calif. – This was a very productive Friday for the nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge water polo team.
The Matadors, ranked 14th in the country, recorded two impressive victories during first day competition at the Posada Royal Invitational at the Samuelson Aquatics Center at Cal Lutheran University.
Dana Harvey collected eight saves in goal for Cal State Northridge.
Earlier on Friday, it was a great start for Cal State Northridge as the Matadors recorded its biggest one-sided victory of the season with a 15-3 decision over Fresno Pacific.
Cal State Northridge featured a balanced attack as nine different CSUN players scored at least one goal. Freshman Marisa Young led the attack with four goals. Lindsy Nelson and Melissa Doll each added a pair of goals.
The Matadors jumped to a 5-0 lead after one period, and increased their lead to 8-0 at halftime.
Both CSUN goalkeepers saw action. Dana Harvey played the first half with two saves. Freshman Kiernan Davis played in the second half. Davis collected five saves.
"This was a good opportunity to build on our depth during today's two games," said head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi. "These two games gave our younger players the opportunity to gain some valuable experience."
Cal State Northridge continues tournament play on Saturday. At 8:00 a.m., Cal State Northridge faces St. Francis College followed by a 1:00 p.m. game against Cal State Monterey Bay. Both games will be played at Oaks Christian High School that is a short distance from Cal Lutheran University.
For complete tournament information, go to clusports.com.
CSUN's freshmen and sophomores continue to dominate the scoring load for Cal State Northridge after 17 games this year … Freshman Marisa Young scored six goals in the two games on Friday to giver her a team-leading 30 goals … Sophomore Jenny Jamison added four goals in Friday's games to give her 27 scores for the year, second-best on the Matadors … And another sophomore, Lindsy Nelson, added five goals in Friday's games to give her 18 goals this year, third-best on the Matadors.
#14 Cal State Northridge (6-11) 2 6 2 5 =15
Concordia (Irvine) (7-6) 1 2 1 2 = 6
CSUN Scorers: Jenny Jamison 3, Kelcie Ferriera 3, Lindsy Nelson 3, Melissa Doll 2, Marisa Young 2, Molly Henehan 1, Heidi Pettinger 1
Concordia Scorers: Jamie Clark 3, Kathyrn Manderino 3
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 8
Fresno Pacific (2-12) 0 0 0 3 = 3
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 4, Lindsy Nelson 2, Melissa Doll 2, Geneva Capos 1, Kelcie Ferriera 1, Molly Henehan 1, Jenny Jamison 1, Katie Kammer 1, Leah Janke 1, Carson Nestler 1
FPU Scorers: Hicks 1, Jaimie Lugo 1, RaeAnn Sadler 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 2; Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 5; Gumea (FP) 5