The CSUN women’s water polo team beat Azusa Pacific and Cal Baptist Lancers in the Cal Baptist Tournament in Riverside as 10 different scorers recorded goals in an all-around team effort on Saturday.
CSUN put on an offensive clinic with several players individually scoring multiple goals. Freshman Madeline Sanchez scored 6 goals in the match against APU to lead all scorers. Senior MacKenzy Fowler’s had three assists respectively.
The Matadors’ 12 steals allowed them to optimize on some defensive to offensive opportunities in their wins.
After breaking out to a 5-0 lead before halftime, Cal Baptist was never able to catch a break and ended the game with only 2 goals in an 8-2 defeat.
Azusa Pacific put up more of a fight with eight goals of their own, but CSUN bested them with 14 scores lead by a six goal run sparked by the freshman.
Despite being ranked 11th in the country, the Matadors have yet to earn a victory against another ranked team.
A Sunday morning home opener against the No. 20 Hartwick Hawks gives the Matadors a chance to capitalize on a lower seeded opponent.