Jan. 29, 2010
Riverside, Ca. - The Cal State Northridge women's water polo team completed a successful first day of competition at the Cal Baptist Invitational on Friday.
In the first game, the Matadors opened the 2010 season with a convincing 18-6 victory over Azusa Pacific.
Eleven different Matador players found the back of the oppositions net. Senior Kirra Kylander led the CSUN attack with three goals. Kylie Sarpa, Whitney Delgado, Alison Pierce, Renee Gargiulo and Sydney Sonoda each collected a pair of goals.
Cal State Northridge held a 5-4 lead after the first period, but the Matadors broke the game open with five goals compared to one for Azusa Pacific in the second period.
The onslaught continued in the third period when the Matadors outscored Azusa Pacific, 4-0.
Senior All-American Jillian Stapf collected seven saves.
In the second game of the day, the Matadors defeated Claremont-McKenna Scripps College, 13-4.
Azusa Pacific 4-1-0-1=6
Cal State Northridge 5-5-4-4=18
Azusa Pacific Scorers: Stacey Jennelle 3, Michelle Lutz 1, Melissa McKown 1, Ivonne Garcia 1
CSUN Scorers: Kirra Kylander 3, Kylie Sarpa 2, Whitney Delgado 2, Alison Pierce 2, Renee Gargiulo 2, Sydney Sonoda 2, Leah Janke 1, Sabrina Anonas 1, Kristin McLaughlin 1, Heidi Pettinger 1, Danielle Berman 1
Goalie Saves: Chelsea Ching (AP) 5; Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 7
Claremont-McKenna Scripps 1-0-2-2=4
Cal State Northridge 7-4-0-2=13
CMS Scorers: Kristyn Ross 1, Jennifer Ward 1, Sarah Assaad 1. Danielle Welch 1
CSUN Scorers: Sydney Sonoda 3, Torrey Kylander 2, Jessica Goforth 1, Danielle Berman 1, Kirra Kylander 1, Leah Janke 1, Whitney Delgado 1, Chelsea Curran 1, Alison Pierce 1, Sabrina Anonas 1
Goalie Saves: Abigail Woodruff (CMS) 6; na (CSUN)