March 16, 2013

#17 UC San Diego Defeats #13 Cal State Northridge, 7-6

 

 San Diego, Calif. – For the fourth time this season, Cal State Northridge played UC San Diego in women's water polo.

Earlier this year against UC San Diego, CSUN scored a 13-6 victory (1/26/13) at the UCSB Invitational, a 9-7 decision (2/10/13) at the UCSD Invitational, and a 9-6 verdict (2/24/13) at the UC Irvine Invitational. 

However on Saturday morning at the Aztec Invitational at the Aquaplex on the San Diego State campus, the #17 Tritons scored a 7-6 victory over the #13 Matadors.

After CSUN took a 3-1 lead with 3:55 left in the second period, thanks to two goals by Marisa Young and a score by Melissa Doll, UCSD's Sarah Lizotte scored three straight goals and Alexis Wieseler added a goal to give the Tritons a 5-3 lead with 4:06 left in the third period.

Celena Photopulos chipped away at the UCSD lead with a goal at 3:18 of the third period to make the score, 5-4, in favor of UC San Diego.

However, Wieseler added her third and fourth goals in the fourth period to give UCSD a 7-5 lead.

Photopulos scored with ten seconds left in the game to make the final score … UC San Diego 7, Cal State Northridge 6.

Cal State Northridge (15-7)            1-2-1-2 = 6
UC San Diego (11-8)                      1-1-3-2 = 7
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 3, Celena Photopulos 2, Melissa Doll 1
UCSD Scorers: Alexis Wieseler 4, Sarah Lizotte 3
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 10