February 23, 2008

Cal State Northridge Water Polo Drops Two Games At UC Irvine Invitational

Irvine, Ca - The 17th-ranked Cal State Northridge water polo team continues play on Sunday at the UC Irvine Invitational with a 10:30 a.m. game against UC Santa Barbara at Corona Del Mar High School.

The winner of the CSUN-UCSB match will play the winner of the UC San Diego-Michigan game at 4:00 p.m. for 13th place in the 16-team tournament.

It was a rough first day of action on Saturday for the Matadors. For the second straight week, CSUN had to face top-ranked and three-time defending NCAA champion UCLA. Last week at CSUN, the Bruins scored a 10-5 victory, and on Saturday in the first game of the UC Irvine Invitational, UCLA recorded a 12-4 decision. UCLA raced to a 3-1 first period lead, and extended the lead throughout the contest.

Dayna Van Gorder tallied twice for Cal State Northridge while Kirra Kylander and Renee Gargiulo added a goal each.

In the second game of the day, it was the identical score, 12-4, only this time a loss to eighth-ranked Arizona State. The Sun Devils jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period and then outscored the Matadors 8-3 the rest of the way to clinch the victory.

Cal State Northridge 1 2 0 1 = 4
UCLA 3 4 4 1 = 12
CSUN Scorers: Dayna Van Gorder 2, Kirra Kylander 1, Renee Gargiulo 1
UCLA Scorers: Katie Rulon 4, Brittany Rowe 2, Courtney Matthewson 2, Anne Belden 1, Gabriella Domanic 1, Tanya Gandy 1, Kim Nelson 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 14; Brittany Fullen (UCLA) 6

Cal State Northridge 1 1 1 1 = 4
Arizona State 4 1 6 1 = 12
CSUN Scorers: Kristin McLaughlin 1, Kirra Kylander 1, Dayna Van Gorder 1, Erica Waltemade 1
ASU Scorers: Addison McGrath 4, Kelly Phelps 4, Nikki Unbeaun 3, Candice Phillippe 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 7; Caylinn Wallace (ASU) 9, Kaitlyn Morris (ASU) 3

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