No. 15 CSUN Falls At No. 7 Arizona State

April 12, 2008

Tempe, Ariz. - The nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team continued its march through the nation's top 10 teams. On Saturday, the 15th-ranked Matadors faced seventh-ranked Arizona State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) game, and the Sun Devils, much like the Arizona heat, scorched the Matadors defense for a 12-5 victory at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

ASU's Katy Lawlor tied her career best with four goals including a pair of goals to open the game. The Sun Devils jumped to a 4-1 first period, and the Matadors tried but couldn't manage a comeback in falling to ASU.

Kristin McLaughlin scored two goals for the Matadors while Allison Brookes, Jessica Coy and Renee Gargiulo added a goal each. Jillian Stapf collected six saves in goal for Cal State Northridge.

Sunday at Noon at Matador Pool, the competition gets even tougher as the Matadors host fifth-ranked San Diego State. The Aztecs are 25-4 overall and beat the Matdors earlier this year, 11-6, at the UC San Diego Invitational.

Cal State Northridge (10-16, 1-9 MPSF) 1 2 1 1 = 5

Arizona State (19-9, 6-4 MPSF) 4 3 2 3 = 12

CSUN Scorers: Kristin McLaughlin 2, Allison Brookes 1, Jessica Coy 1, Renee Gargiulo 1

ASU Scorers: Katy Lawlor 4, Addison McGrath 3, Kelly Phelps 2, Amanda Stepp 1, Bonnie Miles 1, Lauren Hayes 1

Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 6; Caylinn Wallace (ASU) 17

Scoring By Periods

First Period

7:37 - Katy Lawlor (ASU)

6:55 - Katy Lawlor (ASU)

4:34 - Addison McGrath (ASU)

2:18 - Kristin McLaughlin (CSUN)

0:14 - Kelly Phelps (ASU)

Second Period

7:21 - Allison Brookes (CSUN)

4:32 - Katy Lawlor (ASU)

3:39 - Kristin McLaughlin (CSUN)

3:17 - Lauren Hayes (ASU)

2:24 - Kelly Phelps (ASU)

Third Period

7:34 - Katy Lawlor (ASU)

3:36 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)

1:07 - Amanda Stepp (ASU)

Fourth Period

7:29 - Renee Gargiulo (CSUN)

7:00 - Bonnie Miles (ASU)

4:38 - Addison McGrath (ASU)

1:31 - Addison McGrath (ASU)

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