Santa Barbara, Ca. – Cal State Northridge, ranked 17th in the nation, fell to fifth-ranked Arizona State on Saturday afternoon in the 2013 season opener for the Matadors women's water polo team at the UC Santa Barbara Invitational.
Jenny Jamison, CSUN's leading scorer last year with 68 goals, led a balanced attack for Cal State Northridge with two goals. Marisa Young, Lindsy Nelson, Molly Henehan and Hayley Gurriell each scored one goal for the Matadors.
The Sun Devils jumped to a 4-1 first period lead and increased the margin to four goals, 8-4, at halftime.
Alicia Brightwell led the Arizona State attack with six goals.
Cal State Northridge continues tournament play with a 6:20 pm contest against 20th-ranked UC San Diego.
Arizona State (1-0) 4-4-3-1 = 12
CSUN Scorers: Jenny Jamison 2, Hayley Gurriell 1, Molly Henehan, Lindsy Nelson 1, Marisa Young 1
ASU Scorers: Alicia Brightwell 6, Shannon Haas 2, Petra Pardi 2, Ao Gao 2
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 5; E.B. Keeve (ASU) 12