Jan. 22, 2011
Ann Arbor, Mi. - The nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team opened its 2011 season with a 14-8 loss to eighth-ranked Michigan on Saturday morning at the Michigan Invitational.
This eight team tournament features seven nationally-ranked teams including #1 Stanford, #4 UCLA, #6 Loyola Marymount, #8 Michigan, #13 Indiana and #14 Hartwick. Cal State Northridge is ranked #15 in the pre-season national poll.
The Wolverines jumped to a 4-1 first period lead, but the Matadors fought back to cut the deficit to only two goals at halftime, 5-3.
Offenses on both teams took center stage in the third period with Michigan getting six goals compared to four for the Matadors.
This afternoon (12:40 p.m. pt), Cal State Northridge faces #13 Indiana at Canham Natatorium.
For complete tournament information, go to the University of Michigan's website (www.mgoblue.com).
#15 Cal State Northridge (0-1) 1-2-4-1=8
#8 Michigan (1-0) 4-1-6-3=14
CSUN Goals: Sydney Sonoda 3, Heidi Pettinger 2, Celena Photopulos 1, Leah Janke 1, Whitney Delgado 1
Michigan Goals: Alison Mantel 3, Kiki Golden 3, Meagan Cobb 2, Lauren Orth 2, Hathaway Moore 1, Audrey Pratt 1, Cara Reitz 1, Ryanne O'Donnell 1
Goalie Saves: Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 9; Morgan Turner (M) 9