April 4, 2008

No. 2 Stanford Defeats No. 15 Cal State Northridge

April 4, 2008

Northridge, Calif. - Dayna Van Gorder scored three goals for the nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team, but second-ranked Stanford had too much offensive firepower as the second-ranked Cardinal recorded a 13-4 victory in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game on Friday afternoon at Matador Pool.

Van Gorder's first goal found the back of the Cardinal net at 3:17 of the first period after Stanford had taken a 2-0 lead.

Stanford then scored the next five goals to take a 7-1 halftime lead.

All-American Allison Brookes broke the Cardinal string of goals at 6:52 of the third period with her 35th tally of the season. However, Stanford put together another string of four goals to take an 11-2 lead after three periods.

Van Gorder scored her second goal of the game at 7:25 of the fourth period, and closed out the Matador scoring with a goal at 1:09 of the final period. Van Gorder's three goals gives her 22 for the season, fourth-best on the Matadors.

Jillian Stapf recorded eleven saves in goal for the 15th-ranked Matadors.

The loss dropped the Matadors to 10-14 overall and 1-7 in the MPSF. Stanford is 19-3 overall and 7-1 in league competition.

Cal State Northridge returns to action on Saturday (4/5/08, Noon) against ninth-ranked San Jose State at Matador Pool.


Cal State Northridge (10-14, 1-7 MPSF) 1 0 1 2 = 4

Stanford (19-3, 7-1 MPSF) 3 4 4 2 = 13

CSUN Scorers: Dayna Van Gorder 3, Allison Brookes 1

Stanford Scorers: Lauren Silver 4, Kelly Eaton 2, Heather West 2, Jacquelyn Gauthier 2, Megan May 1, Kelsey Holshouser 1, Kira Hillman 1

Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 11; Amber Oland (S) 8


Scoring By Periods

First Period


4:30 - Kelly Eaton (S)

3:47 - Heather West (S)

3:17 - Dayna Van Gorder (CSUN)

2:16 - Lauren Silver (S)


Second Period

6:06 - Kelly Eaton (S)

5:14 - Lauren Silver (CSUN)

3:38 - Kelsey Holshouser (S)

2:42 - Lauren Silver (S)


Third Period

6:52 - Allison Brookes (CSUN)

6:34 - Jacquelyn Gauthier (S)

4:27 - Kira Hillman (S)

3:32 - Lauren Silver (S)

2:30 - Megan May (S)


Fourth Period

7:41 - Jacquelyn Gauthier (S)

7:25 - Dayna Van Gorder (CSUN)

5:49 - Heather West (S)

1:09 - Dayna Van Gorder (CSUN)