Leah Janke Propels CSUN to 11-9 Victory over Pacific

April 3, 2011

Northridge, Ca. - Leah Janke scored a career-high four goals to help lead 17th-ranked Cal State Northridge to an 11-9 come-from-behind victory over 18th-ranked Pacific in a Big West Conference women's water polo game on Sunday afternoon at Matador Pool.

With 4:04 left in the first period, Pacific had jumped to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals by Bethany Quertermous and Allison King.

Pacific extended the lead to three goals with a 6-3 lead with 55 seconds left before intermission. Mandy King scored twice and Quertermous added a goal to help the UOP attack.

But Janke kept Cal State Northridge close with two goals with less than three minutes before halftime to cut the Tiger lead to two goals, 6-4. Janke's second goal came with only 13 seconds left before intermission.

Cal State Northridge exploded for six goals in the third period while holding UOP to only one goal. The Matadors started the offensive assault with four straight goals from the 7:33 mark to the 1:30 mark of the third period to take an 8-6 lead. Janke scored two of those four goals.

Cal State Northridge ended the third period with a 10-7 lead, its biggest lead of the game.

Back came Pacific with goals by Quertermous (her fourth goal of the game) and Mandy King (her third goal of the game).

However, freshman Lindsy Nelson added an insurance goal with 3:19 remaining to give the Matadors an 11-9 that eventually was the final score.

Dana Harvey collected 12 saves for Cal State Northridge.

Cal State Northridge raised its season record to 18-11 and 2-0 in the Big West Conference. Pacific fell to 16-10 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

#17 Cal State Northridge (18-11, 2-0 BWC) 2 2 6 1 = 11
#18 Pacific (16-10. 0-2 BWC) 2 4 1 2 = 9
CSUN Scorers: Leah Janke 4, Heidi Pettinger 3, Jessica Goforth 2, Melissa Doll 1, Lindsy Nelson 1
UOP Scorers: Bethany Quertermous 4, Mandy King 3, Allison King 1, Malena Prlain 1 Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 12; Michelle Relton (UOP) 10

1st Period Scoring 6:12 (0-1) - Bethany Quertermous (UOP)
4:34 (0-2) - Allison King (UOP)
1:28 (1-2) - Melissa Doll (CSUN)

2nd Period Scoring
7:30 (2-2) - Heidi Pettinger (CSUN)
7:19 (2-3) - Mandy King (UOP)
6:31 (2-4) - Mandy King (UOP)
5:31 (2-5) - Bethany Quertermous (UOP)
2:52 (3-5) - Leah Janke (CSUN)
0:55 (3-6) - Malena Prlain (UOP)
0:13 (4-6) - Leah Janke (CSUN)

3rd Period Scoring
7:33 (5-6) - Jessica Goforth (CSUN)
6:44 (6-6) - Leah Janke (CSUN)
3:22 (7-6) - Leah Janke (CSUN)
1:30 (8-6) - Heidi Pettinger (CSUN)
1:07 (8-7) - Bethany Quertermous (UOP)
0:53 (9-7) - Heidi Pettinger (CSUN)
0:05 (10-7) - Jessica Goforth (CSUN)

4th Period Scoring 6:44 (10-8) - Bethany Quertermous (UOP)
4:55 (10-9) - Mandy King (UOP)
3:19 (11-9) - Lindsy Nelson (CSUN)