No. 4 Bears Hold Off No. 10 Princeton, 7-5
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/08/2013

Feb. 8, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. - Junior Ashley Young scored three goals and reigning KAP 7 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week Tiera Schroeder added two more and the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team defeated No. 10 Princeton 7-5 at the Princeton Invitational on Friday night.

The Bears (6-1) led 1-0 at the end of the first quarter after Young scored with 4:59 remaining in the period. Young, Schroeder and sophomore Michelle Caron each registered a goal in the second quarter as Cal took a 4-2 lead at halftime.

Freshman Pippa Saunders scored the Bears' only goal in the third quarter as the Tigers (0-1) cut the deficit to 5-4. But goals by Young and Schroeder again helped Cal polish things off.

Goalie Savanna Smith made five saves for the Bears. Princeton freshman Ashleigh Johnson made 19 saves, setting a school record in the first match of her college career.

Cal plays three matches at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday - against Harvard at 7:30 a.m. PT, Villanova at Noon and George Washington at 3 p.m.

Princeton 0 2 2 1 - 5
Cal 1 3 1 2 - 7
Cal Goals: Ashley Young 3, Tiera Schroeder 2, Michelle Caron, Pippa Saunders
Cal Saves: Savanna Smith 5