No. 20 SDSU Water Polo Defeats Chapman, 16-7
March 23, 2014
ORANGE, Calif. - No. 20 San Diego State wrapped up Chapman Mini Invitational action on Saturday with a 16-7 victory over the hosts. The win was its third of the day and upped SDSU's record to 16-9.
Much like the previous two games of the day, the Aztecs took a lead and kept moving forward. San Diego State blanked the Panthers for the first 10 minutes, 42 seconds, and by then SDSU led, 5-1. When halftime rolled around, the visitors were ahead, 9-1.
Chapman begin to find its groove offensively in the third quarter, but San Diego State did not slow down as it put up a five-spot to increase its lead to 14-4. In the final eight minutes, the Panthers outscored SDSU, 3-2, but their effort was not enough as the Aztecs won by a nine-goal margin.
Alyssa Diacono led San Diego State with four goals and Taylor Gums added three of her own. Caroline Israels, Makena Magro, Ioli Benekou, Frankie Libutti, Nika Sedghi, Carina Carballo, Anique Hermann, Risa Burke and Katy Schneider, meanwhile, all scored once.
The Aztecs return to action on Monday, March 24, when they play host to No. 3 Stanford. First sprint is slated for 4 p.m. PT at Aztec Aquaplex.
No. 20 San Diego State 16, Chapman 7
SDSU goals: Diacono 4, Gums 3, Israels, Magro, Benekou, Libutti, Sedghi, Carballo, Hermann, Burke, Schneider
SDSU saves: unavailable