April 4, 2009

#14 Cal State Northridge Defeats #15 UC Santa Barbara in Big West Game

April 4, 2009

Northridge, Ca. - Four straight fourth period goals, including two by Jessica Coy, lifted the 14th-ranked Cal State Northridge women's water polo tam to a 10-6 victory over 15th-ranked UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Matador Pool.

The Matadors enjoyed a 6-4 lead going into the final period, but UCSB goals by Gillian Morgan with 7:30 left and Lizzie Rouleau with 6:21 on the clock tied the game at 6-6. However, the Matadors scored four straight goals at 6:11 by Coy, at 5:37 by Alison Pierce, Kirra Kylander at 5:37 and an insurance goal by Coy at 1:36.

Cal State Northridge raced to a 3-0 first period lead, and maintained a three-goal margin at halftime, 6-3.

Jillian Stapf, who leads the Big West Conference in saves per game, collected 14 against the Gauchos.

Cal State Northridge (15-14, 2-1 BWC) 3-3-0-4=10
UC Santa Barbara (12-9, 0-3 BWC) 1-2-1-2=6
CSUN Scorers: Jessica Coy 3, Whitney Delgado 2, Alison Pierce 2, Rene Gargiulo 1, Sydney Sonoda 1, Kirra Kylander 1
UCSB Scorers: Lizzie Rouleau 2, Katie Kepner 2, Kathryn Nelson 1, Gillian Morgan 1
Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 14, Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 1; Chelsea Carrillo (UCSB) 7

First Period
1-0, 5:58 - Whitney Delgado (CSUN)
2-0, 5:03 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)
3-0, 3:07 - Sydney Sonoda (CSUN)
3-1, 1:55 - Katie Kepner (UCSB)

Second Period
3-2, 5:25 - Kathryn Nelson (UCSB)
4-2, 5:11 - Alison Pierce (CSUN)
5-2, 3:33 - Renee Gargiulo (CSUN)
5-3, 2:53 - Lizzie Rouleau (UCSB)
6-3, 2:24 - Whitney Delgado (CSUN)

Third Period
6-4, 1:59 - Katie Kepner (UCSB)

Fourth Period
6-5, 7:30 - Gillian Morgan (UCSB) 7-6, 6:11 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)
8-6, 5:37 - Alison Pierce (CSUN)
9-6, 2:15 - Kirra Kylander (CSUN)
10-6, 1:39 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)

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