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No. 4 Cal Sweeps Field At Princeton Invitational
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/09/2013

Feb. 9, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. - Outscoring its opponents 57-12, the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team swept its three matches at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday to finish the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.

The Bears (8-1) began the day with a 14-5 victory over Harvard. Senior All-American Emily Csikos led Cal with five goals. Later, the Bears routed Villanova 22-1. Twelve different players scored or Cal, led by three each from Csikos, Michelle Caron and Victoria Williams. The Bears finished off the tournament by defeating George Washington, 21-6. Caron added four more goals to pace Cal.

The Bears opened the tournament by beating No. 10 Princeton on Friday, 7-5.

"It was a great weekend," Cal coach Rich Corso said. "We went on this trip not only for the competition, but it was great to get out of the state."

Csikos scored 10 goals overall for the tournament while Caron had eight. Freshman Sierra Smiley had five.

Sophomore goalie Savanna Smith had five goals against Harvard. She had three saves in three quarters against Villanova and six saves playing just the first half against George Washington. Backup goalie Briana Lippert played three total quarters Saturday and totaled eight saves.

"We were able to get a lot of different rotations and combinations and work on some specific pieces off our game," Corso said. "Everybody got equal playing time. We got a really good look at everyone. I'm happy with that."

The Bears are now off until they take part in the UC Irvine Invitational on Feb. 23-24.

No. 4 Cal 14, Harvard 5
Harvard 1 2 1 1 - 5
Cal 3 3 5 4 - 14
Cal Goals: Emily Csikos 5, Tiera Schroeder 2, Dana Ochsner 1, Michelle Caron 1, Kirstn Mase 1, Pippa Saunders 1, Remington Price 1, Taylor Dodson 1, Jennifer Talbott.
Cal Saves: Savanna Smith 5.

No. 4 Cal 22, Villanova 1
Villanova 0 0 1 0 - 1
Cal 6 5 4 7 - 22
Cal Goals: Emily Csikos 3, Michelle Caron 3, Victoria Williams 3, Kelly McKee 2, Jennifer Talbott 2, Chris Baker 2, Sierra Smiley 2, Ashley Young, Tiera Schroeder 1, Remington Price 1, Missy Hale 1, Brooke Vowell 1.
Cal Saves: Savanna Smith 3, Briana Lippert 5.

No. 4 Cal 21, George Washington 6
George Washington 2 1 2 1 - 6
Cal 4 6 5 6 - 21
Cal Goals: Michelle Caron 4, Dana Ochsner 2, Kelly McKee 2, Emily Csikos 2, Tiera Schroeder 2, Jennifer Talbott 2, Sierra Smiley 2, Ashley Young 1, Kirstn Mase 1, Chris Baker 1, Remington Price 1, Victoria Williams 1.
Cal Saves: Savanna Smith 6, Briana Lippert 3.


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