March 11, 2010
Northridge, Calif. - Whitney Delgado and Heidi Pettinger each scored three goals to lead the tenth-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo team a convincing 11-5 victory over Wagner College (Staten Island, NY) on Thursday afternoon in the home opener at Matador Pool.
The game was not close. Tied at 1-1 after the first period, Cal State Northridge scored five goals to take a 6-2 halftime lead, and increased the margin to 9-2 after three periods.
Seven different Matador players scored at least one goal.
Senior All-American goalkeeper Jillian Stapf collected 16 saves.
Congratulations to Matador senior standout Kristin McLaughlin, who was honored earlier on Thursday as one of 16 Big West Scholar-Athletes at a breakfast ceremony in Anaheim ... McLaughlin, who is among the career school leaders in scoring, assists and steals, plans on going to law school after graduating this year from CSUN in Political Science ... McLaughlin has already received full scholarship offers from the Baylor Law School and the Michigan State Law School, and is awaiting more scholarship offers from such prestigious schools as Duke, Notre Dame and Duke ... Congratulations, Kristin, for being such a great student-athlete ... On Wednesday (3/11/10), "NCAA On Campus" was at Cal State Northridge to produce a 30-minute show on the exploits of senior All-American goalkeeper Jillian Stapf and the nationally-ranked Matadors ... The show will air each Monday in May on CBS College Sports at 5:30 p.m. (pt).
Cal State Northridge (16-5) 1-5-3-2=11
Wagner (7-9) 1-1-0-3=5
CSUN Scorers: Whitney Delgado 3, Heidi Pettinger 3, Alyssa Goldie 1, Chelsea Curran 1, Alison Pierce 1, Renee Gargiulo 1, Kristin McLaughlin 1
Wagner Scorers: Chelsea Beck 3, Lauren French 1, Laura Vanderbent 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 16; Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 1; Kelsey Rodgers (W) 13, Laura Karbach (W) 1