Irvine, Calif. – Cal State Northridge took a 1-0 first period lead, forced seventh-ranked UC Irvine into missing its first seven shots, but the Anteaters' defense proved to be too strong through the remainder of the Big West women's water polo contest.
UCI shutout the Matadors in the second period to take a 2-1 halftime lead, and eventually took a 5-3 advantage in the third period.
UC Irvine eventually scored a 6-4 decision over CSUN on Sunday afternoon at the Anteaters Aquatics Complex.
UC Irvine is 16-8 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
Cal State Northridge (20-10, 2-3 BWC) 1-0-2-1 = 4
UC Irvine (16-8, 4-1 BWC) 0-2-3-1 = 6
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 3, Kelcie Ferreria 1
UCI Scorers: Hannah Croghan 2, McKenna Mitchell 2, Taylor Morrison 1, Cambria Schockley 1
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 10; Jillian Yocum (UCI) 13