No. 2 Cal Women's Water Polo Topped by Stanford
March 6, 1999
BERKELEY, CA - The No. 2 ranked University of California women's water polo team (10-3, 1-1) fell to No. 2 ranked (tied in the national rankings with Cal) and Bay Area rival Stanford (10-3-0), 4-2, Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Complex at Cal.
The Bears were never really in the contest as they fell behind Stanford, 2-0, after two periods and were outscored, 2-1, in the third quarter. Cal finally held the Cardinal scoreless in the fourth period, but it was too late as Stanford won easily, 4-2.
The Cardinal are now 2-1 against the Bears this season. Stanford had defeated Cal, 5-3, in the last match up between the two schools, Feb. 28 in the semifinals of the UC Santa Barbara Tournament. On Feb. 14 the Bears had defeated the Cardinal, 6-3, in the semifinals of the UC San Diego Tournament.
Cal goals were by junior Colette Glinkowski and redshirt freshman Chris Lane. Stanford had balanced scoring with goals by Hilary Gallogly, Kris Koblik, Margie Dingeldein and Anne-Marie Keenan. Cardinal goalie Heather Crary had an impressive match with 10 saves.
"It was a tough match and Stanford executed well on their 6-on-5 man advantage," said assistant coach Steve Doten. "It was an exciting contest, but we didn't play the way we wanted to."
The Bears will next travel to Long Beach State Mar. 11 and San Diego State Mar. 12. Both matches are scheduled for 4 p.m.
Stanford 1 1 2 0 -- 4 California 0 0 1 1 -- 2
Stanford Goals: Dingeldein, Gallogly, Keenan, Koblik. California Goals: Glinkowski, Lane..
Saves: Schueller (Cal) 4; Crary (Stan) 10.