April 26, 2008

Jessica Coy's winning goal lifts CSUN to 8-7 upset win over Long Beach State

April 26, 2008

San Diego Calif. - Jessica Coy's goal with 1:30 remaining in the fourth period proved to be the game winner as the 15th-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team upset 12th-ranked Long Beach State on Saturday morning at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament at San Diego State's Aztec Aquaplex.

The Matadors started fast from the start, scoring the game's first three goals. The 49ers mounted a comeback, but CSUN led 4-3 at the end of the first period.

Long Beach State took its first lead of the game at 6-5 in the second period, but a Matador goal tied the game at halftime, 6-6.

After the break, the game turned into a defensive battle with just three total goals scored between the two teams. In the third period, Cal State Northridge recorded the lone goal in the quarter with 2:48 remaining to move ahead 7-6. Long Beach State made things interesting in the final period as the 49ers tied the game at 7-7 with 2:32 remaining in regulation. But Coy was the Matador hero as she tallied her 38th goal of the season at 1:30.

Coy led the Cal State Northridge attack with three goals while goalkeeper Jillian Stapf stopped a game-high 13 shots.

The Matadors (13-18) will conclude the season on Sunday at 10:20 a.m. against UC Irvine. Earlier in the day, the Anteaters defeated UC Santa Barbara, 8-5.

Cal State Northridge (13-18) 4 2 1 1 = 8
Long Beach State (15-17) 3 3 0 1 = 7
CSUN Scorers: Jessica Coy 3, Dayna Van Gorder 2, Allison Brookes 1, Chelsea Curran 1, Kirra Kylander 1
LBS Scorers: Dayna Wawrzynski 2, Rachelle Denaro 2, Lauren Sieprath 2, Geraldine DiTommaso 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 13; Kristen Stragier (LBS) 9

MPSF Tournament Schedule
Thursday, April 24

Game 1 - 10:00 a.m. - #4 San Diego State 16, vs #13 Pacific 2
Game 2 - 11:20 a.m. - #5 Hawaii 15 vs #12 UC Santa Barbara 11
Game 3 - 12:40 p.m. - #6 Arizona State 10 vs #11 Cal State Northridge 8
Game 4 - 2:30 p.m. - #7 California 10 vs #10 Long Beach State 7
Game 5 - 3:50 p.m. - #8 UC Irvine 4 vs #9 San Jose State 5 (ot)

Friday, April 25
Game 6 - 10:00 a.m. - Pacific 7, UC Santa Barbara 10
Game 7 - 11:20 a.m. - #1 UCLA 12, San Jose State 1
Game 8 - 12:40 p.m. - #2 Stanford 8, vs California 6
Game 9 - 2:30 p.m. - #3 USC 12, Arizona State 6
Game 10 - 3:50 p.m. - San Diego State 8, Hawaii 9

Saturday, April 26
Game 11 - 9:00 a.m. - UC Irvine 8, UC Santa Barbara 5
Game 12 - 10:20 a.m. - Cal State Northridge 8, Long Beach State 7
Game 13 - 11:40 a.m. - San Diego State 9, San Jose State 7
Game 14 - 1:30 p.m. - California 11, Arizona State 8
Game 15 - 2:50 p.m. - UCLA 8, Hawaii 6
Game 16 - 4:10 p.m. - USC 5, Stanford 4 (ot)

Sunday, April 17
Game 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 11th Place: Losers Games 11/12 - UC Santa Barbara (6-20) vs Long Beach State (15-17)
Game 18 - 10:20 a.m. - 9th Place: Winners Game 11/12 - UC Irvine (16-11) vs Cal State Northridge (13-18)
Game 19 - 11:40 a.m. - 7th Place: Losers Games 13/14 - San Jose State (15-15) vs Arizona State (21-12)
Game 20 - 1:30 p.m. - 5th Place: Winners Games 13/14 - San Diego State (28-6) vs California (18-10)
Game 21 - 2:50 p.m. - 3rd Place: Losers Games 15/16 - Hawaii (20-9) vs Stanford (24-4)
Game 22 - 4:10 p.m. - 1st Place: Winners Games 15/16 - UCLA (29-0) vs USC (19-6)