April 4, 2009
Northridge, Ca. - The nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team enjoyed a successful Saturday afternoon of competition with two victories at Matador Pool.
Jessica Coy's three goals helped lift the 14th-ranked Matadors to a 12-6 non-league victory over Cal Baptist.
Five straight goals in the third period gave the Matadors a sizable 10-2 lead.
Delgado, Gargiulo, McGinley and Sydney Sonoda each scored two goals to give the Matadors their second straight win over the Lancers this year.
Earlier in the day, four straight fourth period goals, including two by Coy, lifted Cal State Northridge to a 10-6 victory over 15th-ranked UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference game.
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.
Jessica Coy scored six goals in the two games to give her 156 goals for her four-year Matador career, third-best in school history ... Jillian Stapf is approaching her school record for single season saves (348 in 2007) ... With 19 saves in two games on Saturday, Stapf now has 320 for the season.
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, Renee 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)
6-5, 7:30 - Gillian Morgan (UCSB)
6-6, 6:21 - Lizzie Rouleau (UCSB)
7-6, 6:11 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)
8-6, 5:37 - Alison Pierce (CSUN)
9-6, 2:15 - Kirra Kylander (CSUN)
10-6, 1:39 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)
Cal State Northridge (16-14) 2-3-6-1=12
Cal Baptist (17-16) 2-0-1-3=6
CSUN Scorers: Jessica Coy 3, Whitney Delgado 2, Renee Gargiulo 2, Sydney Sonoda 2, Tara McGinley 2, Kristin McLaughlin 1
Cal Baptist Scorers: Collette Brown 2, Jennifer Grutz 1, Chelsea Gentry 1, Ashleigh Rood 1, Melissa Shepardson 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 5, Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 2; Camryn Rogers (CBU) 6
6-2, 7:40 - Whitney Delgado (CSUN)
7-2, 5:30 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)
8-2, 3:25 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)
9-2, 2:39 - Sydney Sonoda (CSUN)
10-2, 1:57 - Renee Gargiulo (CSUN)
10-3, 1:31 - Melissa Shepardson (CBU)
11-3, :20 - Sydney Sonoda (CSUN)
11-4, 6:32 - Chelsea Gentry (CBU)
11-5, 4:32 - Collette Brown (CBU)
11-6, 3:26 - Jennifer Grutz (CBU)
12-6, 1:59 - Tara McGinley (CSUN)