MPSF Women's Water Polo Championship Results - Day 1
April 26, 2002
LOS ANGELES--The top 3 seeds--No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 USC and No. 3 UCLA--of the 2002 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Water Polo Championship, along with fifth-seeded Long Beach State, advanced to the winner's bracket semifinals following wins in first round play at USC on Friday (April 26).
The 49ers upset No. 4 California, 8-7, in the day's final game. The higher seeded teams won the day's other 7 games: No. 8 Hawaii beat No. 9 UC Santa Barbara, 6-4; No. 7 San Diego State defeated No. 10 UC Irvine, 14-8; No. 6 San Jose State beat No. 11 Pacific, 8-7; Long Beach State beat No. 12 Cal State Northridge, 12-2; Stanford beat Hawaii, 14-4; USC defeated San Diego State, 8-4; and UCLA beat San Jose State, 12-5.
In winner's bracket semifinal play on Saturday (April 27), Stanford will play Long Beach State at 3 p.m. and USC will meet UCLA at 4:15 p.m. In Saturday's loser bracket games, UC Santa Barbara faces Cal State Northridge at 10 a.m., UC Irvine plays Pacific at 11:15 a.m., California meets Hawaii at 12:30 p.m. and San Jose State plays San Diego State at 1:45 p.m. The final day of competition is on Sunday (April 28), beginning with the 11th place match at 10 a.m. followed by 5 more games. The championship match is at 4:15 p.m., with the winner getting an automatic berth into the 4-team NCAA Championship on May 11-12, also at USC. Friday's first round results:
Game #8 Long Beach State (19-11) 3-2-3-0---8 California (16-8) 2-2-2-1---7LBSU Goals: Roberta Stewart 3, Drue Wawrzynski 2, Angelica Garcia 2, Ashley Richardson
Cal Goals: Jodie Needles 2, Cara Chlebicki 2, Brenna Fleener, Laura Graham, Julia Cesnik
LBSU Saves: Bri Hawkins 7
Cal Saves: Lauren Dennis 9
Drue Wawrzynski scored late in the third quarter to give No. 5-seeded Long Beach State (19-11) its final 3-goal lead and then the 49ers held off a rally by No. 4 California (16-8) to post an 8-7 upset. Roberta Stewart had 3 goals for LBSU, while Wawrzynski and Angelica Garcia added 2 goals each. Jodie Needles and Cara Chlebicki each had 2 goals for the Golden Bears. The 49ers trailed 2-1 midway through the first quarter, but then opened up 5-2, 7-4 and 8-5 leads. LBSU advances to the winner's bracket semifinals and will play Stanford, while California meets Hawaii, with both games on Saturday (April 27).
Game #7 San Jose State (18-11) 0-2-0-3---5 UCLA (19-3) 2-4-4-2---12SJS Goals: Jessica Levin 2, Inna Fedoseyeva, Stefanie Le Sueur, Christine Welsh
UCLA Goals: Kelly Heuchan 4, Natalie Golda 3, Kristyn Pulver 2, Mari Joyce, Jessica Lopez, Thalia Munro
SJS Saves: Michelle Rozzen 4
UCLA Saves: Jaime Hipp 8
Kelly Heuchan had 4 goals and Natalie Golda added 3 goals as No. 3-seeded UCLA (19-3) beat No. 6 San Jose State (18-11), 12-5. Kristyn Pulver had 2 goals for the Bruins, who opened up a 3-0 lead and were never threatened. Jessica Levin had 2 goals for the Spartans. UCLA advances to the winner's bracket semifinals to face USC on Saturday (April 27), while San Jose State will meet San Diego State, also on Saturday.
Game #6 San Diego St. (19-14) 0-0-2-2---4 USC (25-3) 0-2-3-3---8SDSU Goals: Casey Finnegan 2, Holly Hartzell, Amber Prestegard
SDSU Saves: Heather Stiles 9
USC Saves: Sarah Mix 4
Sofia Konoukh and Nina Wengst scored 2 goals each to lead No. 2-seeded USC (25-3) to an 8-4 win over No. 7 San Diego State (19-14). The Women of Troy led just 2-0 at the half. Casey Finnegan scored twice for the Aztecs. USC advances to Saturday's (April 27) winner's bracket semifinals against the winner of the UCLA-San Jose State game, while San Diego State plays the loser of that Bruin-Spartan game, also on Saturday.
Game #5 Hawai'i (14-13) 0-1-2-1---4 Stanford (20-1) 4-5-4-1---14Hawai'i Goals: Erin Kocher 2, Chelsea Garner-Prohs, Ta Molina
Stanford Goals: Margie Dingeldein 4, Brenda Villa 3, Julie Gardner 2, Kelty Luber 2, Wendy Watkins, Jeanine Jackson, Ellen Estes
Hawai'i Saves: Christa Tackaberry 6
Stanford Saves: Jackie Frank 4
Margie Dingledein had 4 goals and Brenda Villa added 3 goals to lead top-seeded Stanford (20-1) to a 14-4 win over No. 8 Hawaii (14-13). Julie Gardner and Hannah Luber had 2 goals each for the Cardinal, who held a 9-1 halftime lead. Erin Kocher scored twice for the Rainbow Wahine. Stanford advances to the winner's bracket semifinals against the winner of the California-Long Beach State game, while Hawaii will face the loser of that Golden Bear-49er match. Both games are on Saturday (April 27).
Game #4 Cal St. Northridge (5-21) 0-0-0-2---2 Long Beach State (18-11) 4-6-1-1---12CSUN Goals: Pam Barba 2
LBS Goals: Drue Wawrzynski 4, Angelica Garcia 2, Stacy Black 2, Melisa Lugo, Ashley Richardson, Roberta Stewart, Meghan Monahan
CSUN Saves: Jessica Moody 13
LBS Goals: Bri Hawkins 2, Candice Chick 4
Dru Wawrzynski scored 4 goals to lead No. 5-seed Long Beach State (18-11) to a 12-2 win over No. 12 Cal State Northridge (5-21). Angelica Garcia and Stacy Black added 2 goals each for the 49ers, who led 10-0 at the half. Pam Barba had both of the Matador goals. LBSU next faces No. 4 California later on Friday, while CSUN meets UC Santa Barbara on Saturday (April 27).
Game #3 Pacific (5-18) 2-3-1-1---7 San Jose State (18-10) 3-2-2-1---8Pacific Goals: Stacy Christy 2, Amy Valois-Collette 2, Jessica Schroeder, Caitlin Wilkes, Hilary Graves
SJS Goals: Jessamyn Grewal 2, Inna Fedoseyeva 2, Neva West 2, Laura Scott, Christine Scott
Pacific Saves: Jaime Hamilton 7
SJS Saves: Michelle Rozzen 5
Consecutive goals by Jessamyn Grewal and Christine Scott broke a 6-6 third quarter tie and gave No. 6-seeded San Jose State (18-11) an 8-7 win over No. 11 Pacific (5-18). Grewal and Inna Fedoseyeva both scored twice for the Spartans, while Amy Valois-Collette and Stacy Christy scored 2 goals apiece for the Tigers. SJSU next plays No. 3 UCLA later on Friday, while Pacific faces UCI on Saturday (April 27).
Game #2 UC Irvine (14-22) 2-2-0-4---8 San Diego State (19-13) 4-3-4-3---14UCI Goals: Michelle Carey 3, Melissa Fernandez 3, Nerissa Reidenbaugh, Meghan O'Donnell
SDSU Goals: Holly Hartzell 3, Casey Finnegan 3, Amber Prestegard 3, Monica DeRosier, Becky Sensney, Heidi Matsumoto, Ashleigh May, Donna Stivers
UCI Saves: Sunceray Chamblee 5
SDSU Saves: Heather Stiles 12
Casey Finnegan, Amber Prestegard and Holly Hartzell each had 3 goals to lead No. 7-seeded San Diego State (19-13) to a 14-8 win over No. 10 UC Irvine (14-22). The Aztecs opened up a 3-0 first quarter lead that they never relinquished. Michelle Carey and Melissa Fernandez each had 3 goals for the Anteaters. SDSU next plays No. 2 USC later on Friday, while UCI will face the loser of the San Jose State-Pacific game on Saturday (April 27).
UCSB Goals: Mary Blumberg 2, Mica Bell, Katy Kunkel
Hawai'i Goals: Beth Novick 2, Karin van Hoff, Lissy Schweitzer, Erin Kocher, Chelsea Garner-Prohs
UCSB Saves: Yvonne Conard 5
Hawai'i Saves: Christa Tackaberry 13
No. 8-seeded Hawaii (14-12) opened up a 3-1 first quarter lead on goals by Karin van Hoff, Beth Novick and Chelsea Garner-Prohs and held on to beat No. 9 UC Santa Barbara (16-16) despite being held scoreless in the second half. Novick had 2 goals, while UCSB's Mary Blumberg also scored twice. The Rainbow Wahine face top-seeded Stanford later on Friday, while the Gauchos will face the loser of the Long Beach State-Cal State Northridge game on Saturday (April 27).
Gm 10 11:15 a.m. #10 UC Irvine (14-22) vs #11 Pacific (5-18)
Gm 11 12:30 p.m. #4 California (16-8) vs #8 Hawai'i (14-13)
Gm 12 1:45 p.m. #6 San Jose State (18-11) vs #7 San Diego State (19-13)
Gm 13 3:00 p.m. #1 Stanford (20-1) vs #5 Long Beach State (19-11)
Gm 14 4:15 p.m. #2 USC (25-3) vs #3 UCLA (19-3)
Sun., Apr. 28 - Championship 11th Place Gm 15 10:00 a.m. Loser Game 10 vs Loser Game 9
9th Place Gm 16 11:15 a.m. Winner Game 10 vs Winner Game 9
7th Place Gm 17 12:30 p.m. Loser Game 12 vs Loser Game 11
5th Place Gm 18 1:45 p.m. Winner Game 12 vs Winner Game 11
3rd Place Gm 19 3:00 p.m. Loser Game 13 vs Loser Game 14
1st Place Gm 20 4:15 p.m. Winner Game 13 vs Winner Game 14