#14 Cal State Northridge Defeats #15 UC Santa Barbara in Big West Game
April 4, 2009
Northridge, Ca. - Four straight fourth period goals, including two by Jessica Coy, lifted the 14th-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo tam to a 10-6 victory over 15th-ranked UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Matador Pool.
The Matadors enjoyed a 6-4 lead going into the final period, but UCSB goals by Gillian Morgan with 7:30 left and Lizzie Rouleau with 6:21 on the clock tied the game at 6-6. However, the Matadors scored four straight goals at 6:11 by Coy, at 5:37 by Alison Pierce, Kirra Kylander at 5:37 and an insurance goal by Coy at 1:36.
Cal State Northridge raced to a 3-0 first period lead, and maintained a three-goal margin at halftime, 6-3.
Jillian Stapf, who leads the Big West Conference in saves per game, collected 14 against the Gauchos.
Cal State Northridge (15-14, 2-1 BWC) 3-3-0-4=10
UC Santa Barbara (12-9, 0-3 BWC) 1-2-1-2=6
CSUN Scorers: Jessica Coy 3, Whitney Delgado 2, Alison Pierce 2, Rene Gargiulo 1, Sydney Sonoda 1, Kirra Kylander 1
UCSB Scorers: Lizzie Rouleau 2, Katie Kepner 2, Kathryn Nelson 1, Gillian Morgan 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 14, Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 1; Chelsea Carrillo (UCSB) 7
6-4, 1:59 - Katie Kepner (UCSB)