March 1, 2008
Los Angeles, Calif. - The fourth-ranked USC women's water polo team is tough to beat at home.
For the 42nd straight time at the McDonald's Swim Stadium, the Trojans recorded a victory, this time over 14th-ranked Cal State Northridge on Saturday afternoon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) game.
The Matadors are now 4-8 overall and 0-2 in the conference. USC is 10-4 overall and 3-0 in MPSF play.
Cal State Northridge kept the game close, 2-1, after the first period, but USC broke the game open with three goals in the second period to take a 5-2 lead at halftime.
Jillian Stapf recorded nine saves in goal for CSUN.
The Matadors return home next Saturday (3/8/08) with a noon game against Long Beach State.
Cal State Northridge 1 1 1 1 = 4
USC 2 3 5 2 = 12
USC Scorers: Kally Lucas 2, Alexandra Kiss 2, Forel Davies 2, Jordan Anae 2, Sarah Van Norman, Michelle Stein, Julie Spataru, Alison Riddle
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 9; Tumua Anae (USC) 9, Whitney Morgan (USC) 2