Irvine, Calif. – For the second time this season, fifth-ranked Arizona State met 15th-ranked Cal State Northridge in a women's water polo game.
The Sun Devils again prevailed with an 11-6 verdict over the Matadors in a first round game Saturday afternoon at the UC Irvine Invitational.
ASU beat CSUN, 12-6, earlier this year at the Cal Baptist Tournament.
In the first encounter between the two teams, ASU's Alicia Brightwell scored six goals. The Matador defense held her to only one goal on Saturday. Shannon Haas was ASU's top scorer with three goals.
The loss dropped Cal State Northridge to 8-4 this year. Arizona State is 10-1.
Fourteen of the 16 teams at the UC Irvine Invitational are nationally-ranked. The list includes top-ranked Stanford, #2 USC, and #3 UCLA.
Cal State Northridge (8-4) 2-2-0-2 = 6
Arizona State (10-1) 2-3-4-2 = 11
CSUN Scorers: Celena Photopulos 2, Kelcie Ferriera 1, Katie Kammer 1, Lindsy Nelson 1, Marisa Young 1
ASU Scorers: Shannon Haas 3, Anna Kertes 2, Petra Pardi 2, Alicia Brightwell 1, Ao Gao 1, Bellia Morrison 1, Sverchek 1
Goalie Saves: Davis (CSUN) 8; E.B. Keeve (ASU) 11