No. 14 Water Polo Drops OT Heartbreaker to T-No. 19 CSUN
Feb. 25, 2018
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - No. 14 San Diego State put together a second-half rally to force overtime, but could not complete the comeback, falling to T-No. 19 CSUN, 10-9, Sunday morning at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational.
The morning started off on a promising note as the Aztecs led, 2-1, after one quarter of action. Things quickly went awry in the second period with SDSU failing to get on the scoreboard and the Matadors finding their rhythm, scoring three times to take a 4-2 lead at halftime.
San Diego State came alive in the third frame with four goals and the defense began to tighten up despite allowing three goals. Entering the final eight minutes, SDSU was faced with a 7-6 deficit, but came up with the necessary effort to level the score at 8-8 to force overtime.
The Aztecs (5-8) gave up a goal in the first three minutes before the teams switched ends. SDSU knotted the score, but CSUN converted a penalty shot, which ended up being the game-winner.
T-No. 19 CSUN 10, No. 14 San Diego State 9 (Overtime)
CSUN goals: Paula Abellan Garcia 2, Madeleine Sanchez 2, Amy Yule 1, Sara Dempsey 1, Katelyn Fairchild 1, Jennalyn Bartheis 1, Shannon Hovanesian 1, Madasonne Butler 1
CSUN saves: Emma Pfister 10