Jan. 25, 2009
Ann Arbor, Mi - It was a day of ups and downs for the nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team on Sunday at the Michigan Invitational.
In the first game of the day, Kirra Kirlander tallied a game-high two goals to lead the 14th-ranked Matadors to its first victory of the season, a 6-4 decision over Indiana.
Later in the day, the Matadors faced one of the top teams in the nation, the fifth-ranked Golden Bears from the University of California. Cal rushed to a 3-0 first period lead and led at halftime, 7-1, to enroute to a 9-5 victory over CSUN. Tara McGinley led the Matador attack with three goals. Renee Gargiulo scored a goal while Kylander picked up her fourth goal in two games.
Cal State Northridge 1-1-2-2=6
Cal State Northridge Scorers: Kirra Kylander 2, Whitney Delgado 1, Renee Gargiulo 1, Tara McGinley 1, Kristin McLaughlin 1
Indiana Scorers: Maggie Hannon 2, Amy Moore 2
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 13
Cal State Northridge 0-1-1-3=5
Cal State Northridge Scorers: Tara McGinley 3, Kirra Kylander 1, Renee Gargiulo 1
California Scorers: Emily Csikos 3, Meghan Corso 2, Julie Oreglia 2, Remy Champion, Paige Lorenz.
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 6; Nicole Concialdi