Cal Baptist Upsets #15 Cal State Northridge, 11-10 (3ot)
Riverside, Calif. – An upset marked Saturday morning play at the Cal Baptist Tournament.
The 15th-ranked Cal State Northridge Matadors fell to Cal Baptist, 11-10, in triple overtimes. CSUN led 8-5 after three periods, but the Lancers scored four fourth-period goals to tie the game at 9-9 at the end of regulation.
In women's water polo, both teams play two overtimes (three minutes in each ot). If the game is still tied after the two overtimes, the first team to score in sudden-victory walks away with the decision.
In the first overtime, Jenny Jamison scored with 1:17 on the clock to give the Matadors a 10-9 lead. However, in the second overtime, CBU's Laura Kocsis scored her third goal of the game with 18 seconds on the clock.
CBU's Alyssa Birch gave the home team the victory with a goal. It was CBU's first victory over a nationally-ranked team in school history.
Cal State Northridge fell to 3-2 on the season.
The Matadors will face Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday afternoon at the Cal Baptist Invitational.
Cal State Northridge (3-2) 4-1-3-1 – 1-0-0 = 10
Cal Baptist (3-4) 1-3-1-4 – 0-1-1 = 11
CSUN Scorers: Lindsy Nelson 4, Jenny Jamison 2, Marisa Young 2, Kelcie Ferreira 1, Molly Henehan 1
CBU Scorers: Hannah Evans 3, Laura Kocsis 3, Molly Gritchen 2, Samantha Banks 1, Christina Young 1, Alyssa Birch 1
CSUN Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis 11
CBU Goalie Saves: Meghan Rowland 10