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Matadors win two during break

The No. 18-ranked Cal State Northridge water polo team won and lost a game in the Beach Tournament, hosted by Long Beach State April 14.

The following day the Matadors lost 10-4 to Hawaii in Long Beach.

Sophomore 2 meter Allison Brookes scored a total of four goals for the Matadors in their 8-4 loss against No.10 Long Beach State and their 8-6 win against Cal Baptist in the tournament.

In the game against Long Beach, four different Matador players scored a goal. Sophomore 2 meter Christine Cruz and junior driver Lynzy Klein each tallied a goal in the second quarter.

Freshman driver Jessica Coy scored at the 4:26 mark to bring CSUN within a goal of Long Beach, with the score at 4-3. But the 49ers knocked in two more goals in the period to take the 6-3 lead.

Brookes scored the last goal for the Matadors with 5:04 remaining in the final quarter of the match as they fell to Long Beach, 8-4. Senior goalie Graziella Caredda tallied 10 saves between the pipes for the Matadors during the match.

Against Cal Baptist in the second match of the tournament, Brookes threw down three goals, including a crucial goal at the 3:13 mark of the third quarter to give the Matadors the lead after the game was tied at five apiece. CSUN held the lead for the remainder of the match, thanks to a goal by junior driver Jennifer Macdonell with 39 seconds left in the third and an additional goal by Brookes in the fourth.

Coy chipped in two goals during the game with the Lancers, while Cruz and senior 2 meter Heather van Hemert each added one. Caredda tallied eight saves for the Matadors in the 8-6 win.

On April 15, Coy scored two goals for CSUN as they fell to Hawaii, 10-4.

The Wahine held the Matadors scoreless in the first half of the match, establishing a 6-0 lead by scoring six goals of their own at the end of the first half.

Coy knocked in both of her goals in the third period along with a goal from junior driver Loren Myers. But Hawaii continued to dominate the Matadors, scoring their final four goals in the third to take a 10-4 lead.

Senior Heather van Hemert added in a goal in the fourth period of the match as CSUN suffered its tenth MPSF loss of the season.

The Matadors now hold a 12-18 overall record and 1-10 in conference play.

A week earlier, the Matadors played No. 8-ranked Santa Barbara and Chapman. After losing to the Gauchos 7-6, they were able to defeat Chapma,11-2.

In the game against UCSB, Coy and van Hemert each knocked in two goals in the loss. The Gauchos had the lead during the second quarter, 4-1.

But the Matadors were able to bring the game within one goal, which proved to be the demise for the Matadors as they fell 7-6.

Against Chapman, being that it was the seniors of the team’s last match at home, Caredda was stellar as goalie in her final home match as she tallied 13 saves against the Panthers.

Brookes scored six goals in the match. Following her lead were Coy, with three goals, Cruz, and Myers, who each added one goal in the game.

CSUN will travel to Irvine for their final MPSF match up versus the Anteaters in their final game of the season on April 22 at noon.

Charles Kerranan can be reached at

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