Riverside, Calif. – A balanced scoring attack proved to be the winning formula for 15th ranked Cal State Northridge during Saturday afternoon action at the Cal Baptist Invitational.
Eleven Matador players scored at least one goal in a decisive 18-5 CSUN victory over Pomona-Pitzer.
Cal State Northridge jumped to a 5-0 first period lead, and then exploded for eight goals in the second period to take a commanding 13-1 halftime lead.
An upset marked Saturday morning play at the Cal Baptist Tournament. CSUN fell to Cal Baptist, 11-10, in triple overtime. CSUN led 8-5 after three periods, but the Lancers scored four fourth-period goals to tie the game at 9-9 at the end of regulation.
In women's water polo, both teams play two overtimes (three minutes in each ot). If the game is still tied after the two overtimes, the first team to score in sudden-victory walks away with the decision.
In the first overtime, Jenny Jamison scored with 1:17 on the clock to give the Matadors a 10-9 lead. However, in the second overtime, CBU's Laura Kocsis scored her third goal of the game with 18 seconds on the clock.
CBU's Alyssa Birch gave the home team the victory with a goal.
Lindsy Nelson led the Matador attack with four goals. Jenny Jamison and Marisa Young each scored two goals.
Cal State Northridge (4-2) 5-8-1-4 = 18
Pomona-Pitzer (0-1) 0-1-2-2 = 5
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 3, Kelcy Barrott 2, Kelcie Ferriera 2, Tatium Herrington 2, Lindsy Nelson 2, Celena Photopulos 2, Bianca Adams 1, MacKenzy Fowler 1, Alexis Elias 1, Emily Fuller 1, McKenzie Pollei 1
PP Scorers: Alyssa Woodward 2, Chrissie Alving-Trinh 1, Hope Grant 1, Megan Snow 1
CSUN Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis 3 (first half); Natalie Averell 4 (second half)
PP Goalie Saves: Ahsah Earwood 5
Cal State Northridge (3-2) 4-1-3-1 – 1-0-0 = 10
Cal Baptist (3-4) 1-3-1-4 – 0-1-1 = 11
CSUN Scorers: Lindsy Nelson 4, Jenny Jamison 2, Marisa Young 2, Kelcie Ferreira 1, Molly Henehan 1
CBU Scorers: Hannah Evans 3, Laura Kocsis 3, Molly Gritchen 2, Samantha Banks 1, Christina Young 1, Alyssa Birch 1
CSUN Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis 11
CBU Goalie Saves: Meghan Rowland 10