April 6, 2011
Irvine, Calif. - Heidi Pettinger's eleven goals in three victories, including two wins over Big West Conference foes, has earned the junior defender Big West Women's Water Polo Player of the Week honors.
Pettinger led the Matadors to a 2-0 conference start with three goals apiece in wins against UC Davis (14-13, 4/2/11) and Pacific (11-9, 4/3/11). Against the Aggies, Pettinger added three assists, two ejections drawn and one field block. In the Pacific match, Pettinger notched five ejections drawn and one assist in addition to her hat trick.
Pettinger saved her best for a non-conference match against Cal State San Bernardino (10-9, 4/3/11). In a narrow 10-9 win over the Coyotes, Pettinger netted a career-high five goals to go along with two steals and four ejections drawn.
For the week, Pettinger excelled with eleven goals, four assists, two steals, one field block and eleven ejections drawn in the trio of wins.
Saturday (4/9/11) at Noon, Cal State Northridge (19-11 overall, 2-0 BWC) hosts UC Santa Barbara (19-8 overall, 2-0 BWC) in a battle of unbeaten teams.